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Challange and transformation : Britain 1851 - 1964
26 Nov 2017
The great exhibition showcases inventions of british manufacturing industries
In Britain there follows a 'golden age' in agriculture and exceptional industrial progress
Death of Lord Palmerston clears the way for parliamentary reform
Second reform act gives the vote to some working class men for the first time
Gladstone's first term as prime minister, in which he carries through a series of far-reaching administritive reforms
Forster education act marks the beginning of state education
Gladstones irish Land act to protect tenants from unfair evictions
A unified Germany compete against Britain in industrial input
Trade union act gives unions important legal rights, but criminal law amendment act makes striking illegal
Criminal law amendment act makes it difficult to enforce striking by Picketing
Secret ballot act enables men to vote without fear of reprisal
Start of lengthy period of depression in agriculture and industry
artisans dwelling act an early attempt at slum clearance
Conspiracy and protection of property act replaced unpopular criminal law amendment act
Land league founded in Ireland by Michael Davitt to secure land reform for Irish tenants.
Charles parnell emerges as leader of the Irish Nationalists
Fair trade league formed to promote restructuring of Britain's trade policy along more protectionist lines
Third reform act extends franchise to include unskilled labourers
Fabian society founded by beatrice and sydeny webb to promote social reform
Redistribution of seats act relates size of constituencies to distribution of the population
The royal commission of industry and trade report notes that Britains manufacturing supremacy was being challenged by 'foreigners'
William lever starts up his soap manufacturing business in Liverpool
Death of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901) her reign marked a period of great social, economic and technological development.
Emmeline Pankhurst founds the woman's social and political union and leads campaign for women suffrage
Formation of the labour party
Liberal landslide in general election heralds era of innovative social reform
Old age pension act introduced
Lloyd George's peoples budget rejectd by the house of lords and sparks a constituetional crisis.
National insurance act for health and unemployment
Parliament act passed which curbs the power of the house of lords.
Crisis in Ulster caused by hostility to Irish home rule bill.
Outbreak of the first world war and formation of coalition government under Asquith.
Passing of the defence of the realm act giving the government extra powers in wartime.
The Easter rising in Dublin, orchestrated by republican groups to achieve Irish Independence, quickly ended and leaders executed.
END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
The representation of the people act gives the vote to woman for the first time.
Decleration of Irish Independence by Sinn Fein,
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