Timeline of the Eighteenth Century

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1. 1662

1.1. Act of Uniformity

1.1.1. All clergy must obey Church of England

1.1.2. Book of Common Prayer reimposed

1.1.3. Many Clergy refuse BoCP and were forced to leave their homes in London.

1.2. Royal Society Chartered

1.2.1. The first Curator of Experiments was Robert Hooke

1.3. Licensing Act Renewed

1.3.1. Regulates Printing and Printing Presses

2. 1660

2.1. Charles II restored to throne

2.2. Pepys begins Diary

2.3. Theatres reopen

3. 1785

4. COLOR KEY

4.1. Periodicals - Brown

4.2. Political - Red

4.3. Publications - Green

4.4. Religious - Blue

4.5. Social - Purple

4.6. Science - Orange

5. 1666

5.1. The Great Fire

6. 1668

6.1. Dryden, Essay of Dramatic Poesy

6.2. Dryden becomes Poet Laureate

7. 1667

7.1. Milton, Paradise Lost

8. 1664

8.1. Plague outbreaks, continues through 1666, The Great Fire

9. 1673

9.1. Test Act

9.1.1. Prevents non-Anglicans from holding any public office

10. 1678

10.1. Popish Plot

10.1.1. False conspiracy to kill King Charles II and those most loyal to him. Perpetuated by Titus Oates.

10.2. Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress

11. 1685

11.1. Death of Charles II

11.2. James II ascends the throne

11.2.1. Catholic

12. 1681

12.1. Charles II dissolves Parliament

12.2. Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

13. 1687

13.1. Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica

14. 1690

14.1. Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

15. 1700

15.1. Congreve, The Way of the World

15.2. Astell, Some Reflections upon Marriage

15.3. The London Spy ends publication

15.4. Amusements Serious and Comical periodical appears briefly

15.4.1. Edited by Tom Brown

16. 1688

16.1. The Glorious Revolution

16.2. James II exiled

16.3. Succeeded by Mary and William III

16.3.1. Protestant

17. 1701

17.1. War of Spanish Succession begins

17.2. Defoe, The True-Born Englishman

18. 1702

18.1. Death of William III

18.2. Succession of Anne

18.2.1. Protestant

18.3. The Daily Courant appears

18.3.1. Edited by Samuel Buckley

18.3.2. Whig newspaper

18.4. The Observator appears

18.4.1. Edited by John Tutchin

19. 1704

19.1. Newton, Optics

19.2. The Rehearsal periodical appears

19.2.1. Edited by Charles Leslie

19.2.2. Tory newspaper

20. 1707

20.1. Act of Union with Scotland

21. 1711

21.1. Pope, An Essay on Criticism

21.2. Spectator periodical appears

21.2.1. Edited by Addison and Steele, essays contributed by various authors

21.2.2. Issue No. 1- March 1

21.2.3. 555 issues in this series

22. 1712

22.1. Spectator ends publication

22.1.1. Final issue (No. 555)- Saturday, Dec. 6

22.2. The Observator ends publication

22.3. Stamp Tax imposed on publications

22.3.1. Limits periodical readership

23. 1709

23.1. Tatler periodical appears

23.1.1. Edited by Steele under the pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.

23.1.2. Issue No. 1- Tuesday, April 12

23.1.3. 271 issues in total

24. 1710

24.1. Tatler ends publication

24.1.1. Final issue (No. 271)- Tuesday, Jan. 2

24.2. Tories come into power

25. 1713

25.1. The Guardian periodical appears

25.1.1. Edited by Steele

25.1.2. Essays published anonymously

25.1.3. Issue No. 1- March 12

25.2. Guardian ends publication

25.2.1. Final issue (No. 175)- October 1

25.3. The Englishman periodical appears

25.3.1. Edited by Steele

25.3.2. Issue No. 1- October 6

26. 1714

26.1. Spectator reappears

26.1.1. Edited by Addison

26.1.2. Issue No. 1- June 18

26.2. Queen Anne dies. George I enthroned

26.2.1. Whigs return to power

27. 1698

27.1. The London Spy periodical appears

27.1.1. Edited by Edward (Ned) Ward

28. 1692

28.1. The Gentleman's Journal appears

28.1.1. Edited by Peter Motteux

29. 1694

29.1. Gentleman's Journal ends publication

29.2. Queen Mary dies, William III enthroned

30. 1695

30.1. Licensing Act lapses

30.1.1. Publishing regulations slacken

30.2. The Post Boy periodical appears

30.2.1. Edited by Abel Roper

30.2.2. Tory newspaper

30.3. The Post-Man appears

30.3.1. Edited by Jean de Fonvive

30.3.2. Tory newspaper

30.4. The Flying Post appears

30.4.1. Edited by George Ridpath

30.4.2. Whig Newspaper

31. 1736

31.1. The Post Boy ends publication

32. 1730

32.1. The Post-Man ends publication

33. 1731

33.1. The Flying Post ends publication

34. 1735

34.1. The Daily Courant ends publication

35. 1708

35.1. Swift, The Bickerstaff Papers

36. 1721

36.1. Robert Walpole comes to power

36.1.1. England's first Prime Minister

37. 1727

37.1. George I dies/ George II enthroned

38. 1744

38.1. The Female Spectator appears

38.1.1. Edited by Eliza Haywood

38.1.2. First periodical by a woman for women

39. 1750

39.1. The Rambler appears

39.1.1. Edited by Johnson

39.1.2. Issue No. 1- March 20

40. 1752

40.1. The Rambler ends publication

40.1.1. March 14

41. 1753

41.1. The Adventurer appears

41.1.1. Edited by John Hawkesworth

41.1.2. 29 essays contributed by Johnson

42. 1754

42.1. The Adventurer ends publication

43. 1755

43.1. Johnson's Dictionary

44. 1758

44.1. The Idler appears

44.1.1. Edited by Johnson

44.1.2. Issue No. 1- April 15

45. 1760

45.1. The Idler ends publication

45.1.1. Final issue, No. 103- April 5

46. 1748

46.1. Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

47. 1728

47.1. Gay, The Beggar's Opera

48. 1726

48.1. Swift, Gulliver's Travels

49. 1737

49.1. Licensing Act

50. 1742

50.1. Walpole Resigns