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Jane Austen

Jane Austen born

1775

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France

Louis XVI becomes king of France

1774

October days - Parisian women march to Versailles & bring royal family to Paris

1789

French Assembly adopts Declaration of Rights

1789

Storming of Bastille

1789

Slave revolt French San Domingo

1791

France declared Republic

1792

Sept. massacres - 12,000 prisoners murdered

1792

Attack on Tuileries Palace - Louis XVI deposed

1792

France declares war on England

1793

Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette executed

1793

Robespierre executed

1794

Abolition of slavery in French colonies

1794

Britain

1st cotton mill opens

1771

William Pitt becomes Prime Minister

1783

Pitt's India Act transfers political power from E.India Co. to Crown

1784

Regency crisis - George III madness

1788

George III recovers

1789

British radicals acquitted at Treason Trials

1794

Habeas corpus suspended

1794

Famine year

1795

Seditious Meetings Act & Treasonable Practices Act

1795

George III attacked by hungry Londoners

1795

America

Riots re. stamp tax

1765

Boston tea party

1773

American revolution begins

1775

War of Independence ends (formal end 1783 with Treaty of Versailles)

1781

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Australasia

James Cook voyage

1767

First convicts to Australasia

1787