Literary History

Main

Anglo-Saxon (Olde English)

450 - 1200

The Middle Ages

450 - 1485

Middle English Literature

1200 - 1485

Early Modern Period

1485 - 1660

Tudors

1485 - 1603

Stuarts

1603 - 1649

Early American Period

1607 - 1800

British colonization

1607 - 1700

English Civil Wars

1642 - 1651

Interregnum

1649 - 1660

Restoration and 18th Century (Long 18th Century)

1660 - 1785

Restoration

1660 - 1700

American 18th Century

1700 - 1800

Augustan Period

1700 - 1745

American Early National Period

1790 - 1828

American 19th century

1800 - 1910

American Romanticism

1828 - 1865

American Realism and Naturalism

1865 - 1910