Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
*London. Continually present to the perceptions of the audience due to the balanced verse and the elegant, courtly setting is the London court of Charles II, which is modeled on the French court of Louis XIV. The courtly culture also supports the neoclassical dramatic rules of unity by which generalized analogies from history can be used to explain current events. Dryden does not leave such analogies merely implicit, however, and includes several pieces of valuable prose along with the play, which make the connections to his own London clearly explicit.