Restoration Period – Short Answer Questions

1.What marks the beginning of Restoration period?The Restoration of King Charles II. 2.When did Charles II return to England?In 1660. 3.When did Puritan experiment collapse?After Cromwell’s death in 1658. 4.Who returned to England following the restoration of Charles II?Caveliers. 5.What did King Charles II do?He set the tone for the court wits. 6.What did the … Continue reading Restoration Period – Short Answer Questions

English Literary Periods – Overview

The evolution of English literature is a journey of development of a rich array of remarkable compositions. The fifteenth century is generally described as the ‘barren’ period of English literature; was dominated by poetry written in prose. There was a gradual transition from the exuberant gaiety and imaginative freedom of the Renaissance to that of … Continue reading English Literary Periods – Overview

THE AGE OF POPE (1700-1744)

You can listen to this post at Audio Version It was poet Oliver Goldsmith who first designated the early 18th century, as the Augustan Age. The age has also been called the Age of Pope. The Augustan age includes the age of Dryden and Pope. The restoration of Stuart monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning … Continue reading THE AGE OF POPE (1700-1744)

THE MIDDLE AGE (1066-1485)

Timeline:43—420: Roman invasion and occupation of Britain450: Anglo-Saxon Conquest597: St. Augustine arrives in Kent; beginning of Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity871—899: Reign of King Alfred1066: Norman Conquest1154—1189: Reign of Henry II1200: Beginnings of Middle English literature1360—1400: Geoffrey Chaucer; Piers Plowman; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight1485: William Caxton’s printing of Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur, one … Continue reading THE MIDDLE AGE (1066-1485)

THE AGE OF CHAUCER (1340-1400)

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the reign of Edward III, lived through that of Richard II, and died the year after Henry IV ascended the throne. His life thus covers a period of glaring social contrasts and political change. Edward‘s reign marks the highest development of Medieval civilization. The spirit of the court was that … Continue reading THE AGE OF CHAUCER (1340-1400)