Vaughan, Henry Timeline

Year Historical Literary Author
1621 Bacon dismissed from office
Performances of Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts
Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women

Henry Vaughan born in Breconshire, Wales.  

1622 Performance of Middleton's The Changeling
1625 James I dies. Charles I becomes king. Charles marries Henrietta Maria of France
1626 War with France Bacon dies
1628 John Bunyan born
Laud appointed Bishop of London
Buckingham assassinated
1629 Charles I suspends Parliament and has Sir John Eliot among other leaders imprisoned
1630 Future Charles II is born
1631 Bishop Laud enforces uniformity to the Church of England John Dryden born
1633 Laud becomes Archbishop of Canterbury Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
1634 Charles insists upon payment of Ship Money without agreement of Parliament
1637 Action to impose new Prayer Book on Scottish Church led by Charles
1638 Crashaw friends with Abraham Cowley Vaughan probably at Jesus College, Oxford
1640 Charles I recalls Parliament, who impeach Laud and Strafford. Strafford executed

Vaughan leaves Oxford for London to study law.  

1641 Grand Remonstrance in Parliament
Breakdown of censorship
1642 Civil War begins between Royalists and Parliamentary forces (August).
Charles leaves London and Parliament reorganises London militia.
Henrietta Maria sails to France for financial and military assistance.
Charles at Nottingham calls for volunteers to the royalist cause.
Attempt to arrest MPs.
Battle of Edgehill
Vaughan returns to Wales
1644 Battle of Marston Moor means that North of England is secured for Parliament
1645 Battle of Naseby; defeat of Royalists
Prayer Book abolished and Laud executed
1646 Charles surrenders to the Scots
Shirley's Poems
Vaughan marries Catherine Wise
Vaughan's Poems
1647 Charles delivered over to Parliament. Putney Debates.
Charles escapes to the Isle of Wight
Folio of Beaumont and Fletcher's Comedies and Tragedies
1648 Herrick's Hesperides
1649 Charles I executed. Abolition of monarchy and England declared a commonwealth
1650 Cromwell replaces Fairfax as Lord General Vaughan's Silex Scintillans published
1651 Charles II crowned at Scone. His forces are defeated at the Battle of Worcester and he flees to France Marvell's Upon Appleton House
Hobbes' Leviathan
Vaughan's Olor Iscanus published
1652 Vaughan's The Mount of Olives published
1653 Cromwell named as Lord Protector Walton's Compleat Angler
Cavendish's Poems and Fancies
1655 War with Spain (until 1659) Vaughan re-marries on death of first wife
1656 Bunyan's Some Gospel-Truths Opened
Cowley's Poems
1657 Cromwell refuses to be crowned king
1658 Cromwell, the Lord Protector, dies. Richard Cromwell new Protector
1659 Richard Cromwell resigns. Army leaders recall the Rump Parliament Dryden's On Death of The Lord Protector
Bunyan's The Doctrine of the Law and Grace Unfolded
1660 Restoration: Charles II returns to England
Royal Society founded
Dryden's Astraea Redux
1662 Royal Society chartered
1665 Great Plague
1666 Fire of London. Old St.Paul's burned
1667 Dryden's Annus Mirabilis
1668 Dryden made Poet Laureate. Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
1670 Walton publishes first biographies of Donne, Herbert and Wotton
1678 Popish Plot Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
1681 Charles II dissolves Parliament Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel
1682 Dryden's MacFlecknoe
1685 Charles II dies, James II becomes king
1687 Newton's Principia
1688 Glorious Revolution
William and Mary invited to reign
1689 James II invades Ireland
1690 Battle of the Boyne: William defeats James II
1694 Bank of England established
1695 Vaughan dies
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