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CHIEF DATES

1844.

1846.

B. Disraeli, Coningsby. Repeal of the Corn-Laws. B. Disraeli, Sybil. Charlotte Brontè', Jane Eyre.

1847.

Thackeray, Vanity Fair (completed in 1848).

1848. (February)" Revolution in France; abdication of Louis Philippe.

1849. Charlotte Brontë, Shirley.

1850. Don Pacifico debate.

1851. (2 Dec.) Coup d'état of Louis Napoleon; Palmerston dismissed from office.

1852. Napoleon HL declared Emperor.

1854. War against Russia. Siege of Sebastopol. 1857. Sepoy Mutiny in Bengal.

1859. Darwin, Origin of Species.

1860. Thackeray? The Four Georges.

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