Context for the 1790s

Literature

"The Enlightenment"

Approx. 1754 - 1789

Tristram Shandy

1759 - 1767

Castle of Otranto

1764

Vicar of Wakefield

1766

Man of Feeling

1771

Elegiac Sonnets

1784 - 1800

"The Task"

1785

Pamphlet Wars

1789 - 1795

(the Gothic?)

1790 - 1799

Simple Story

1791

Old Manor House

1793

Mysteries of Udolpho

1794

Cheap Repository Tracts

1795 - 1817

The Monk

1796

Lyrical Ballads

1798 - 1802

Castle Rackrent

1800

"Romanticism"

1800 - Approx. 1825

Waverley

1814

Christabel & Kubla Khan

1816

Northanger Abbey

1817

Keats' Odes

1819

Don Juan

15 July 1819 - 1824

England

George II

Approx. 1754 - 24 October 1760

George III

25 October 1760 - June 18, 1811

American Revolution

1765 - 1783

War with France

Feb 1793 - 25 March 1802

War with France

18 May 1803 - june 1815

Regency

June 19, 1811 - 29 January 1820

George IV

29 January 1820 - Approx. 26 June 1825

France

Ancien Regime

Approx. 1754 - May 1789

Constitutional Monarchy

June 1789 - Sept 1792

France at War

20 April 1792 - june 1815

1st Republic

Sept 1792 - Aug 1795

Directory

Aug 1795 - June 1799

Empire

Nov 1799 - June 1815

Monarchy

July 1815 - Approx. July 1825