Some historical context

ENGL 262 (Winter 2015): British Literature from 1660 to 1900

History of England and the United Kingdom in (very) brief, from the 5th to the 19th century.

A great web resource on British literary history, including focus on the late 1600s, the 18th century and the 19th century.

Click here for a great interactive map and timeline of the British Empire on BBC 4.

Background and historical context on the Restoration and 18th century , the Romantic Period, and the Victorian Age (Norton Anthology of English).

A concise history of British involvement in the African slave trade, its abolition in 1807, the emancipation of slaves in 1833, and the lasting legacy of slavery until today.

A concise timeline of modern science, from 1651 to 1865, and from 1866 to 1925.

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