Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Daniel Defoe's Life: A Timeline

We are reading Robinson Crusoe written by Daniel Defoe.


Defoe was an Englishman and many very interesting events occurred during his lifetime, so we are making a timeline to look at some of the interesting things that happened.

Defoe courtesy of Wikipedia

Defoe himself held many occupations. He was a writer, trader, journalist, and secret agent for William III. He had 8 children and was thrown into jail on more than one occasion for his controversial writings and even had to file bankruptcy.

1660-Cromwell is officially overthrown and Charles II is restored to the English throne. Oliver Cromwell and the Parliament overthrow Charles I.
Cromwell courtesy of Wikipedia

1665-The Great Bubonic Plague spreads through England, killing 75,000 people. The Plague originated in Asia and spread in some part through the Silk and Spice Trade Routes.

1666-Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane and spread rapidly throughout London destroying homes, churches, a cathedral, and city authorities buildings.

1685-Monmouth Rebellion incited to remove King James II from the throne. Defoe was a member. Although he escaped death, many were beheaded.

Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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