- Glossary definition: Restoration Period
Restoration Period

The term for this literary period comes from the restoration of Charles I's son, Charles II, to the throne in England. The term extends from 1660 until 1688 or 1689 (when Charles II's brother, James II, was expelled from England in the Glorious Revolution), and sometimes through 1700, when the eighteenth century begins.

The most important Restoration authors in most accounts are John Bunyan, Aphra Behn, William Congreve, and John Dryden.

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