History of English Literature

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  • Period:
    450
    to
    1066

    Old english or anglo Saxon Period

    MIx of native Brihonic languageand tribal Germanic language.
    This period of literature dates back to their invasion (along with the Jutes) of Celtic England circa 450.
  • 986

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    Heroic poetry
  • 987

    Dream of the Rood

    Dream of the Rood
    Lyric Poetry
  • Period:
    1066
    to
    1500

    Middle english

    This period is home to the likes of Chaucer, Thomas Malory, and Robert Henryson. Notable works include "Piers Plowman" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
  • Period:
    1066
    to
    1340

    Anglo Norman Period

    There was Poets like:
    Geoffrey of Mommouth
    Wace Layton
  • 1136

    The History of the Kings of Britain

    The History of the Kings of Britain
    Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • 1189

    The owl and the nightingale

    The owl and the nightingale
  • 1190

    Brut

    Brut
    Layamon
  • Period:
    1340
    to
    1400

    Age of Chaucer

    The main plays are : Pleasant Rebellion and The canterbury Tales
  • 1381

    Peasant Rebellion

    Peasant Rebellion
  • 1387

    The canterbury Tales

    Is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1558

    Age of revival

    Arrival of printing press
  • Period:
    1500
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period:
    1558
    to

    Elizabethan Age

    Renaissance Human
    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  • Period:
    1564
    to

    William Shakespeare

    Was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist
  • Romeo and Julieth

    Romeo and Julieth
    Writing by William Shakespeare
  • Fowre Hymnes

    Edmund Spenser:
    Was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.
  • Period: to

    Neoclassical

  • The Revenger's Tragedy

    The Revenger's Tragedy
    is an English-language Jacobean revenge tragedy formerly attributed to Cyril Tourneur but now generally recognised as the work of Thomas Middleton.
  • Every Man in His Humour

    Every Man in His Humour
    It is a 1598 play by the English playwright Ben Jonson. The play belongs to the subgenre of the "humours comedy," in which each major character is dominated by an over-riding humour or obsession.
  • Areopagitica

    Areopagitica
    Wroten by John Milton
  • A Priest to the Temple

    A Priest to the Temple
    Wrote by George Herbert
  • The Old Bachelor

     The Old Bachelor
    Wroten by William Congreve
  • Period: to

    Romantic

  • Lyrical Ballads

    Lyrical Ballads
    Is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Period: to

    Victorian

  • On the Origin of Species

    On the Origin of Species
    Wroten by Charles Darwin
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    It is the only novel written by Wilde
  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    The Interpretation of Dreams
    It is a book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, in which the author introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex
  • Period: to

    Edwardian

  • Period: to

    Georgian

  • Period: to

    Modern

  • Period: to

    Postmodern

    The postmodern period begins about the time that World War II ended.
  • Waiting for Godot

    Waiting for Godot
    is a play by Samuel Beckett in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), engage in a variety of discussions and encounters while awaiting Godot, who never arrives.