Important Historical Events 1775-1814
Important Historical Events 1775 - 1814
American Declaration of Independence.
Gordon Riots in London.
French Revolution begins with the storming of the Bastille prison on 14 July.
Napoleon Bonaparte stages a successful coup d’état and becomes First Consul of France.
Paris Mania : British aristocrats visit Paris during a lull in hostilities with France following the Treaty of Amiens.
Treaty of Amiens expires, Napoleonic Wars begin.
Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French.
Battle of Trafalgar.
Peninsular War begins between France, Britain, Spain and Portugal.
George III is pronounced unfit to rule and his son becomes Prince Regent.
Napoleon’s forces defeated at the Battle of Leipzig.
Allied forces invade France. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.
Napoleon escapes from Elba and the Hundred Days begin
The Napoleonic Wars end with the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe published.
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe published.
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding published.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne published.
Evelina or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney published anonymously.
Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress by Fanny Burney published. The following passage from the novel probably inspired the title of Pride and Prejudice: “The whole of this unfortunate business,” said Dr Lyster, “has been the result of PRIDE and PREJUDICE.”.
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story by Ann Radcliffe published.
A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe published.
The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe published.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft published .
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe published
The Fall of Robespierre by Robert Southey published.
Camilla, or a Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney published
The Monk by Matthew Lewis published.
The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents by Ann Radcliffe published.
Muzio Clementi takes over a music publishing firm in London, and also begins to manufacture pianos. The piano at Chawton Cottage was built by Clementi & Co.
Practical Education by Maria Edgeworth published.
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth published 1801.
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth published
Parthenon Marbles transported to Britain by Lord Elgin.
The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Walter Scott published.
Quarterly Review founded by John Murray publishers with the help of Walter Scott. John Murray published Jane Austen’s work from 1815.
The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott published
Zastrozzi: A Romance by Percy Bysshe Shelley published anonymously.
First two Cantos of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron published.
Robert Southey becomes Poet Laureate after Walter Scott rejects the position.
The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties by Fanny Burney published
The Corsair by Lord Byron published
Waverley by Walter Scott published.
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