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Famine

Margaret Kelleher

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Famine Introduction The Great Irish Famine, of 1845 to 1851, had a catastrophic impact on Irish society, causing the deaths of over a million ...

Ferrier, Susan

Ainsley McIntosh

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Susan Ferrier Introduction Susan Edmonstone Ferrier (b. 1782–d. 1854) is a notable figure in the history of Scottish women’s writing. Despite ...

Fielding, Henry

Thomas Keymer

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Henry FieldingIntroductionWe think of Henry Fielding (b. 22 April 1707–d. 8 October 1754) above all as a pioneer of the novel genre: “the Founder of a...

Ford, Ford Madox

Mark Larabee

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Ford Madox FordIntroductionFord Madox Ford (b. Ford Hermann Hueffer, 1873–d. 1939) wrote over eighty books, including novels, short stories, historica...

French Revolution, 1789–1799

Nigel Ritchie

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

French Revolution, 1789–1799IntroductionBirthed from national bankruptcy, the French Revolution was a painful political and social transformation that...

Friel, Brian

Shaun Richards

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Brian FrielIntroductionBrian Friel (b. 1929–d. 2015) was born in Killyclogher on the outskirts of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Only seven y...

Gascoigne, George

Gillian Austen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

George GascoigneIntroductionGeorge Gascoigne (b. c. 1534–d. 1577) is a far more important writer than is generally acknowledged. He was highly regarde...

Gay, John

Emrys Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

John Gay Introduction John Gay (b. 1685–d. 1732) was a playwright and poet best known for his 1728 work, The Beggar’s Opera, and for his membe...

Globe Theatre

Michael Hattaway

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Globe TheatreIntroductionThe Globe was a purpose-built playhouse, erected for a new company of players, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which William Shak...

Goldsmith, Oliver

Michael Griffin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Oliver GoldsmithIntroductionThe life and work of the Irish poet, playwright, essayist, historian, and novelist Oliver Goldsmith (b. 1728–d. 1774) had ...

Gosse, Edmund

Alexis Harley

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Edmund GosseIntroductionToday Edmund Gosse (1849–1928) is best known for his novelistic memoir Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments. Gosse hims...

Gower, John

Siân Echard

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John Gower Introduction John Gower (d. 1408) cared deeply about his legacy. Nearly thirty of the surviving manuscripts of his works include th...

Gray, Thomas

Adam Rounce

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Thomas Gray Introduction Thomas Gray (b. 1716–d. 1771) is one of the most significant English poets from the time of Alexander Pope’s death to...

Gunpowder Plot (1605), The

Robert Appelbaum

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

The Gunpowder Plot (1605)IntroductionThe Gunpowder Plot, or Powder Treason, of 1605 was an attempt by a conspiracy of a dozen Catholic Englishman to c...

Hardy, Thomas

Karin Koehler

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Thomas HardyIntroductionThomas Hardy was born in Lower Bockhampton, Dorset, in 1840 and, with brief interruptions, continued to live in and around Dor...

Heaney, Seamus

Eugene O'Brien

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Seamus HeaneyIntroductionSeamus Heaney (b. 13 April 1939–d. 30 August 2013), Nobel Prize winner in 1995, is possibly the foremost poet in the English-...

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Chris Stamatakis

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyIntroductionEnjoying the dubious honor in ancestral history of being the last person executed during Henry VIII’s reign, H...

Herbert, George

Chauncey Wood

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

George Herbert Introduction A few months after George Herbert’s death in 1633 his friend Nicholas Ferrar took a manuscript of his English poem...

Highlands, The

Murray Pittock

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

The HighlandsIntroductionThe “Highlands” is a key imagined space in British literature, art, and culture. The lasting power of the region—or rather, t...

Hogg, James

Gillian Hughes

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

James HoggIntroductionJames Hogg (b. 1770–d. 1835) was known as the Ettrick Shepherd because of his original occupation as a shepherd and the place of...

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