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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century by Mind Map: Timeline of the Eighteenth Century
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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century

1662

Act of Uniformity

Royal Society Chartered

Licensing Act Renewed

1660

Charles II restored to throne

Pepys begins Diary

Theatres reopen

1785

COLOR KEY

Periodicals - Brown

Political - Red

Publications - Green

Religious - Blue

Social - Purple

Science - Orange

1666

The Great Fire

1668

Dryden, Essay of Dramatic Poesy

Dryden becomes Poet Laureate

1667

Milton, Paradise Lost

1664

Plague outbreaks, continues through 1666, The Great Fire

1673

Test Act

1678

Popish Plot

Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress

1685

Death of Charles II

James II ascends the throne

1681

Charles II dissolves Parliament

Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

1687

Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica

1690

Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

1700

Congreve, The Way of the World

Astell, Some Reflections upon Marriage

The London Spy ends publication

Amusements Serious and Comical periodical appears briefly

1688

The Glorious Revolution

James II exiled

Succeeded by Mary and William III

1701

War of Spanish Succession begins

Defoe, The True-Born Englishman

1702

Death of William III

Succession of Anne

The Daily Courant appears

The Observator appears

1704

Newton, Optics

The Rehearsal periodical appears

1707

Act of Union with Scotland

1711

Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Spectator periodical appears

1712

Spectator ends publication

The Observator ends publication

Stamp Tax imposed on publications

1709

Tatler periodical appears

1710

Tatler ends publication

Tories come into power

1713

The Guardian periodical appears

Guardian ends publication

The Englishman periodical appears

1714

Spectator reappears

Queen Anne dies. George I enthroned

1698

The London Spy periodical appears

1692

The Gentleman's Journal appears

1694

Gentleman's Journal ends publication

Queen Mary dies, William III enthroned

1695

Licensing Act lapses

The Post Boy periodical appears

The Post-Man appears

The Flying Post appears

1736

The Post Boy ends publication

1730

The Post-Man ends publication

1731

The Flying Post ends publication

1735

The Daily Courant ends publication

1708

Swift, The Bickerstaff Papers

1721

Robert Walpole comes to power

1727

George I dies/ George II enthroned

1744

The Female Spectator appears

1750

The Rambler appears

1752

The Rambler ends publication

1753

The Adventurer appears

1754

The Adventurer ends publication

1755

Johnson's Dictionary

1758

The Idler appears

1760

The Idler ends publication

1748

Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

1728

Gay, The Beggar's Opera

1726

Swift, Gulliver's Travels

1737

Licensing Act

1742

Walpole Resigns