Detail the important political events, as well as personal events that occurred in Robert Browning's Life that might have influenced his work, specifically My Last Dutchess, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church, and Andrea del Sarto.
The dates of My Last Dutchess, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church, and Andrea del Sarto.
Which recieves a slight critism, and the experience puts him off "writing confessional writings."
1836 - 1837
A play, it didn't do very well, be he tried to write plays for the next decade anyways.
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
A collection of monologues, did about as well as his plays.
My Last Dutchess
The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
Andrea del Sarto
Fra Lippo Lippi
Love among the Ruins
Men and Women
A volume of poetry
Caliban upon Setebos
The Ring and the Book
Personal Events that occurred in Robert Browning's Life, such as marriage, deaths in the family, important meetings.
Robert Browning's Birth
Started Writing to Elizabeth Barrett
January 10 1845 - 18 September 1846
574 letters between them.
Robert Browning's Death
Historical Events that happened during Robert Browning's Life, such as laws passed, protests, new leadership.
The Regency of George, Prince of Wales
1811 - 1820
George, Prince of Wales acts as regent for King George the 3rd as he was "incurably insane."
Reign of George the 4th
1820 - 1830
Repeal of Tests and Corporation Acts
Taking of the Sacrament was no longer required to hold office.
Roman Catholics became less restricted.
Reign of William the 4th
1830 - 1837
First Reform Bill Passed
Increased the number of people permitted to vote by redistricting.
Reign of Victoria
1837 - 1901
People's Charter issued by Chartist Movement.
Called for suffrage for every man over 21; an anonymous ballot; no property requirement for nomination; payment for members of parliament; equal districts; and annual elections. These demands were not met for a very long time.
Copyright was now held for at least 42 years, or the authors life plus 7, whichever was more.
1845 - 1846
Corn Laws repealed
Cereals could be imported cheaper, and English farmers became poorer.
Founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
A collection of poets and artists that rejected changes in art and poetry since Raphael and Michelangelo. Neither of the Brownings were among them.
Spring of Nations
Many nations underwent revolutions in this year, it was practically a fad. It was too mainstream for Britain though.
Tennyson become Poet Laureate
Tennyson replaces Wordsworth as the Poet Laureate.
The Great Exhibition
The first World's Fair.
AKA India's First War for Independence
Matrimonial Causes Act
Divorce is now easier and marriage is contract based.
The Origin of Species is Published
Italy is now one country.
American Civil War
1861 - 1865
Second Reform Bill Passed
Increased the number of people permitted to vote.
Married Women's Property Act
Married women can now keep the wages they earn.
The Franco-Prussian War
1870 - 1871
Married Women's Property Act
Married women are now a separate legal entity capable of owning and selling their own property.