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EN383 Literature & Culture: Romanticism Timeline 1775-1783 American Revolutionary War 1780 Gordon Riots in London 1789

1789 Fall of the Bastille (start of the French Revolution) 1790 Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France 1791 Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man 1792 Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 1792 Declaration of the French Republic 1793 France & Britain go to war 1790-3 William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1795 Bread riots in Britain 1798 Rising in Ireland 1798 William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads 1800 Wordsworths Preface to Lyrical Ballads 1804 Napoleon crowned Emperor of France 1815 Battle of Waterloo (British imperial power unrivalled for next century) 1817 Death of Austen 1819 Peterloo Massacre Percy Shelley writes 'The Masque of Anarchy' in response 1821 Death of Keats 1822 Death of Shelley 1824 Death of Byron 1827 Death of Blake 1829 Catholic Emancipation 1832 First Reform Act 1834 Death of Coleridge 1850 Death of Wordsworth, posthumous publication of The Prelude