- Antiquarianism (1)
- Comedies (2)
- Deception drama and misunderstanding (2)
- Gender and sexuality (2)
- Language and ideas (4)
- Magic illusion and the supernatural (2)
- Politeness sensibility and sentimentalism (1)
- Politics and religion (9)
- Power and politics (2)
- Rise of the novel (3)
- Satire and humour (9)
- Theatre and entertainment (2)
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Book, Octavo, Image, Illustration
A Tale of a Tub was first published by the Irish clergyman and novelist Jonathan Swift in 1704; it is the first and perh...
Manuscript Created date: 1658
Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) died on 3 September 1658 and was buried in November of that year with all the pomp and spl...
Since the 17th century, The Tempest has been staged in versions very different from Shakespeare’s, with some drastic alt...
Book, Folio, Engraving, Illustration, Image
The Protestant Reformation that swept through Europe in the 16th century radically reshaped Christianity. It overturned...
John Dryden’s Fables Ancient and Modern are considered one of his best works, a model of linguistic clarity and elegance...
On 13 April 1668 John Dryden (1631–1700) was appointed England’s first official Poet Laureate. The position of Poet Lau...
British theatres reopened in 1660, after an 18 year closure while the country was under Puritan rule. At the Duke’s Thea...
As this book reveals, the political turbulence of the 17th century had a significant impact on literature and readers’ ...
Painting, Image Created date: 1661 or 1670s
This state portrait of King Charles II (1630–1685) was painted by John Michael Wright (1617–1694) to celebrate the Resto...
Book, Folio, Engraving
This magnificently illustrated book is the first edition of John Dryden’s translation of Virgil, the ancient Roman poet....