A Short History of English Literature

Druidic times – the Romans are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Roman times – Scots and Boadecea are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Post-Roman times – Grendel’s mom is coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Anglo-Saxon times – the Vikings are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

End of 1st millenium AD – the Normans are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Early 2nd millenium AD – the French and Scots are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Henry times – the Catholics are coming – fear, anxiety, depression

Elizabethan times – the Scots/assassins/a future full of misquoations are coming – fear, anxiety, depression, racism

Jacobean times – the questions “what is a moronix ox?” and “what is it like to be a moronic ox?” are coming – fear, anxiety, depression (esp for all future students of English lit)

Restoration times – the literary critics are coming – life will never be the same

Romantic times – the drunk poets are coming – wuhoo

Victorian times – elementary poverty is coming – fear, anxiety, depression and murders

Early 20th century – War is coming, and its bringing Hardy and Joyce with it (that’s 3 of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse) – the souls of the readers died

Post-Modern – nobody is coming – anxiety, depression

Brexit times – the immigrants are coming – fear

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