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American Revolution and war between the colonists and Britain
1789Outbreak of the French Revolution
1790Edmund Burke publishes ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France
1791Thomas Paine publishes ‘The Rights of Man’ in response to Burke
1793Outbreak of the war with France
1799Napoleon seizes power in France
1801Act of Union with Ireland
1815The Battle of Waterloo ends the Napoleonic Wars
1819The ‘Peterloo’ massacre followed by the ‘Six Acts’ (see Lancashire)
1829Catholics get the right to vote
1830Earl Grey becomes Prime Minister
1831Bristol and other Reform riots (after the first Reform Bill was rejected by the House of Lords)
1832The ‘Great’ Reform Act is passed
1833Factory Act regulates child labour
1834The New Poor Law leads to more workhouses
1837Victoria becomes queen
1838The ‘People’s Charter’ is launched in Glasgow
1839The first Chartist petition is rejected by Parliament
The Newport Uprising fails (see Monmouth)
1848Last mass Chartist rally at Kennington, London (see Feargus O’Connor)
1854-6The Crimean War
1866The ‘Hyde Park riots' (see Marylebone, London)
1867John Stuart Mill asks Parliament to include votes for women – this is rejected
The Second Reform Act is passed
1872The Ballot Act is passed; first vote held in secret at Pontefract, Yorkshire
1883The Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act is passed
1884The Third Reform Act is passed
1885The Redistribution Act is passed
1893Independent Labour Party (the forerunner to the Labour Party) founded












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