Posted by Rita on June 26, 1997 at 13:50:21:
Here is a sort of chrnology of what England was up to, during Austen's time. I am not an authority, so please feel free to add/correct this material.
England: the seven years' war between France & England over colonies(1756-63), ends in English victory.
In the Americas, England is ceded Canada by France 1763. Also, North American colonies at war with England.
In India battles between the British and French over territory, England emerging as a dominant power.
I thought of putting this up in the context of the world/Europe at large, but shall refrain from doing so. In case any interest is shown in the matter/is permissable on this page- I will post accordingly.
If any of the administrators can contact me on this matter, I will be obliged. Thanks!!11
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