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chronology prepared by Robert Clark (University of East Anglia)

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DateAuthor EventsHistorical Events
1764 Hargreaves’ “Spinning Jenny”
1764, January 19 Wilkes expelled from Commons for seditious libel
1764, May 18 The American Revenue Act - Molasses Act / Sugar Act amended to tax American Colonies
1765, March 23 Stamp Act
1765, July 16
(to 1766, July 30)
The Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister for the first time
1765, September British acquire fiscal rights in Isle of Man
1766 Bildungsroman
1766, March 17 Stamp Act repealed by Parliament
1766, March 18 Declaratory Act
1767, February 29 Land tax reduced in Britain
1767, March
(to 1769, January )
Pitt the Elder's illness
1767, June 15
(to 1767, July 02)
Townshend Acts
1767, September 06 Lord North becomes Chancellor of Exchequer
1768
(to 1774)
Donaldson v. Beckett: Changes in Copyright
1768, May 10 Westminster riots in favour of Wilkes
1768, December 01 Royal Academy of Arts
1769 Arkwright's water frame
1769 Watt patents his steam engine
1769, January
(to 1772)
Junius
1769, February 04 Wilkes expelled from Parliament
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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Author Chronology for Jane Austen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 1 September 2007.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/newlifeline.php?id_author_0=5167, accessed 20 April 2014.]