Posted by Kate on June 27, 1997 at 07:56:36:
In reply to England, 1775-1800 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.
] All A.D.
] 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.
1788 England sends the first convicts to Australia and they settle at Sydney Cove.
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