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1

What are 5 Key historical facts about the 18th Century?

- French Revolution
- American Declaration of independence.
- Industrialisation begins.
- Scientific thought raised questions about religious beliefs.
- The Enlightenment 'Age of Reason'.

2

When was the French Revolution?

- 1789.

3

When was the American declaration of independence?

- 1776.

4

When did Industrialisation begin?

- Around 1760.

5

What was the Age of Reason?

- Scientific thought was growing.
- Romanticism was in part a reaction to this rational process.

6

What were 4 ideas about love and relationships in the 18th century?

- Courtship was highly controlled.
- Land and influence determine marriage.
- Romantic novels encouraged people to consider romance in their own lives.
- Religious influence.

7

What were key poetry movements/styles/influences in the 18th century?

- Cult of sensibility.
- Female poets were flourishing in the 1790s.
- Emergence of gothic literature (1764-1820).
- Romantic Movement (1780-1830).

8

What was the Cult of Sensibility?

- Fashionable to feel deeply.

9

What was Gothic Literature?

- Sought to inspire emotions of terror.

10

What was the Romantic Movement?

- Passion for nature.
- Emphasised emotion, creativity and imagination.

11

What were ideas about familial relations in the 18th century?

- John Locke's 'tabula rasa' theory.

12

What was the 'tabula rasa' theory?

- 1690.
- Idea that a child's mind is influenced by environment therefore parents needed to help them.