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Periods & Styles
Dates British Monarch British Period American Peroid Style
1558-1603 Elizabeth I Elizabethan Early Colonial Gothic
1603-1625 James I Jacobean Baroque
(c. 1620-1700)
1625-1649 Charles I Carolean
1649-1660 Commonwealth Cromwellian
1660-1685 Charles II Restoration
1685-1688 James II Restoration
1688-1694 William & Mary William & Mary William & Mary
1694-1702 William III William III Dutch Colonial Rococo
(c. 1695-1760)
1702-1714 Anne Queen Anne Queen Anne
1714-1727 George I Early Georgian
1727-1760 George II Georgian Chippendale (c. 1750)
1760-1811 George III Georgian Early Federal
(c. 1790-1810)

American Directoire
(c. 1798-1804)

American Empire
(c. 1804-1815)

(c. 1755-1805)

(c. 1799-1815)

1812-1820 George III Regency Later Federal
(c. 1810-1830)
(c. 1812-1830)
1820-1830 George IV Regency
1830-1837 William IV William IV Eclectic
(c. 1830-1880)

Arts & Crafts
(c. 1880-1900)

1837-1901 Victoria Victorian Victorian
1901-1910 Edward VII Edwardian Art Nouveau
(c. 1890-1920)
Art Nouveau
(c. 1890-1920)
1910-1936 George V   Art Deco
(c. 1920-1939)
Art Deco
(c. 1925-1939)
1936 Edward VIII  
1936-1952 George IV  
1952- Elizabeth II      

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