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Mid Seventeenth Century

  • Restoration Literature
    From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
    Prose, poetry, and drama written in English in Britain during the Restoration (the period when the monarchy, in the person of Charles II, was re-established after the English Civil War and the fall of the Protectorate in 1660).
  • John Bunyan (1628 -1688): Topic Page
    English preacher and writer, noted particularly for his allegory The Pilgrim's Progress (1678). MORE
  • John Dryden (1631 - 1700): Topic Page
    English poet and dramatist. He is noted for his satirical verse and for his use of the heroic couplet. MORE
  • John Evelyn (1620 - 1706): Topic Page
    English writer whose Diary, published in 1818, is a valuable historical record of his times. MORE
  • Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679): Topic Page
    Hobbes was born at Westport (now a part of Malmesbury), Wiltshire on 5 April 1588. He died 4 December 1679 at Hardwick, Derbyshire. MORE
  • John Locke (1632 - 1704): Topic Page
    Locke was born on 29 August 1632 at Wrington, Somerset, into a Puritan family of the minor gentry. MORE
  • John Milton (1608 - 1674): Topic Page
    English poet. His early works, notably L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1632), the masque Comus (1634), and the elegy Lycidas (1637), show the influence of his Christian humanist education and his love of Italian Renaissance poetry. MORE
  • Samuel Pepys (1633 - 1703): Topic Page
    English diarist and naval administrator. His diary, which covers the period 1660-69, is a vivid account of London life through such disasters as the Great Plague, the Fire of London, and the intrusion of the Dutch fleet up the Thames. MORE

Eighteenth Century

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