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Historical Intro ?'s

The Romantic Age

1. What marked the beginning of the end of the worldwide British Empire? The revolt of the thirteen American colonies
2. In what year did an angry crowd of Frenchmen storm around the Bastille? 1789
3. What three events dashed the hopes of British liberals and strengthened the conservative side? The massacre of clergy, nobility in September of 1792, the execution of KIng Louis XVI in 1793, and the rise to power of Napoleon
4. With the invention of efficient machines that do work formerly done at home by hand, the 19th century England began moving from traditional rural, agricultural society to what? A more modern, urban, and industrialized state
5. Define laissez faire. Let people do as they please
6. Name the two most important poems in English literature. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and "Lines composed a few miles about Titern Abbey"
7. With what 6 poets is the Romantic Age most often identified? William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, and George Gordon
8. Which of the 6 poets are considered "first generation"? William Wordsworth, William Blake, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
9. Which of the six poets are considered "second generation"? Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, and George Gordon
10. What was the "September Massacre"? A war in France that had hundreds of French aristocrats and some members of the clergy, some with only the slightest ties to the regime of King Louis XVI, had their heads served from their bodies by a grisly new invention, the guillotine.
11. What did the French Revolution come to represent for the ruling classes in England?
12. What did the French Revolution come to represent for the ruling class in England? The triumph of radical principles
13. On what date was the Bastille stormed? July 14,1789
14. Whose name is now used to used to suggest someone is a tyrant? Napoleon Bonaparte
15. What severe repressive measures did English conservative institute? It outlawed collective bargaining and kept suspected or agitators in prison without a trail
16. When and where did the English first defeat Napoleon? The Battle of Trafalgar,1802-1803
17. When and where did the English finally defeat Napoleon? Waterloo Belgium
18. England was the first nation in the world to experience the effects of the Industrial Revolution. List the two effects.
19. Under the new laissez faire policy, what were new economic forces allowed to do? Operate freely without government interference
20. What was the effect of the new laissez faire policy on the rich/ on the poor? The rich got richer and the poor got poorer
21. Give the three useful meanings of romantic.
22. In what does Gothic style revel?
23. Who wrote the Castle of Otranto? Minister Robert Walpole
24. How did Wordsworth define poetry? The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings
25. Who wrote The Mysteries of Udolpho? Ann Radcliffe
26. What made the Romantics "mind poets"? Romantics who sought deeper understanding of the bond between humans and the world of senses.
27. For William Blake, what was the poet? The Bard, and inspired reveler and teacher
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