How did the Restoration era affect the Romatic era in Great Britain? I need to know how the Restoration period influenced the Romantic period in specifically Great Britain.

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Given that these two periods are over a century apart, the simplest answer to your question is that there is little direct connection between them or immediate influence of the one upon the other. The Restoration was the era beginning with the reestablishment of the monarchy with Charles II in 1660. The Romantic period, though certain writers had earlier anticipated its trends, is usually considered as beginning in the late 1790s, in Britain with the publication of Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads.

That said, as with everything else in the history of the arts, the past, no matter how distant, can always be seen to have some degree of connection with any movement or tendency. The greatest poet of the Restoration was John Dryden. In two respects, Dryden was a direct and an indirect influence or inspiration upon at least one of the most important Romantic poets, Lord Byron. Dryden was an exponent of a type of political and literary satire that set the standard for the poets who...

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