Paradise Lost to Pilgrim's Progress
Two plots to assassinate the King came to nothing but fear of the Catholics continued.
Meanwhile Lord Danby engineered the marriage of Mary, the Duke of York's daughter to the Protestant, William of Orange.
In 1678 the Whig and Puritan leaders exposed letters written by Danby mentioning six million livres as the price of English assent to the proposed Treaty of Nimwegan between the French and the Dutch and the King's desire to be independent of Parliamentary grants. Charles dissolved Parliament rather than have Danby impeached. Charles hoped for more support when he recalled Parliament but this did not happen. Danby was imprisoned in the Tower.
JOHN MILTON (1608-1674)
- Poet, writer and often seen as a radical
- Believed and promoted the idea of divorce (probably because he wanted one)
- Publicly defended fee speech
- Latin secretary to the Council of State (1649-1660) although he was going blind
- In prison during the restoration where he wrote the final version of Paradise Lost (finished in 1663), Paradise Regained (1671) and Samson Agonistes (1671)
The novel did not exist in the 17th Century, the first came in the middle of the 18th Century.
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|1645||New Model Army is established|
Laud is executed
Use of the prayer book is forbidden
|1646||Charles I surrenders to the Scots|
Receives propositions of Newcastle
|1647||Scots hand Charles I over to the English|
|1649||Charles I is tried and executed|
The monarchy and the House of Lords are abolished
The Commonwealth is declared.
|1658||Oliver Cromwell dies|
|1660||Charles II signs the Declaration of Breda|
Charles II is restored to the throne
|1662||Charles II marries Catherine of Braganza|
|1665||The Great Plague|
|1666||The Fire of London|
|1672||Charles II issues the Declaration of Indulgence|
|1677||Princess Mary marries William of Orange|
|1685||Charles II dies|
James II becomes king of England
|||Sir John Vanbrugh|