By Martin Garrett
This booklet covers the lifestyles and paintings of quite a lot of writers from Coleridge to Wollstonecraft, Hemans, Beckford and their contemporaries. additionally encompassing a wealth of fabric on contexts from the treason trials of 1794 to the arriving of gas-light to the London degree in 1817, it offers a landscape of 1 of the richest sessions in British tradition.
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1787 January 11 Opening of the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh New Town. February 7 In the House of Commons, Sheridan speaks for over five hours on the seizure or attempted seizure of the treasure of the Begums of Oudh by Warren Hastings (1732–1818) in 1781. Hastings resigned as Governor-General of Bengal in 1785 and Burke first called for his impeachment for corruption and mismanagement in April 1786. 10 Inchbald’s Such Things Are opens at Covent Garden. 11 Death of Blake’s brother, Robert (1767–87).
26 By now Wordsworth is at Whitehaven. He is in the North-west much of the time until January 1795. 28 Paine is arrested in Paris. He is released from prison through the intercession of James Monroe (1758–1831), the new American ambassador, on 4 November 1794. Blake completes Visions of the Daughters of Albion and America a Prophecy. Austen works on ‘Lady Susan’ probably between 1793 and 1795. 1794 January 7 In Edinburgh Skirving is sentenced to fourteen years’ transportation to Botany Bay, as are Margarot on 14 January and Gerrald on 13 March.
October 2 In Paris the Committee of General Security is formed; in March 1793 it becomes the Committee of Public Safety. 2 Foundation in Kettering of the Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Among the Heathen (Baptist Missionary Society). 28 Crabbe and his family settle at Parham in Suffolk. He becomes curate at Sweffling in 1794 and at Great Glemham in 1797. 29 Wordsworth goes to Paris. At the end of November he returns to England. 29 Godwin and Inchbald meet. November 7 A joint message of support from the London Corresponding Society and organizations including the Manchester Constitutional Society is read to the French National Convention.
A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 by Martin Garrett