England

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Act of Union with Scotland!

1603

Long Parliament!

1640

English Civil War!

1642

Charles I executed!

1649

Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector!

1653

Oliver Cromwell dies!

1658

Isaac Newton’s “Principia”!

1687

Glorious Revolution!

1688

-Locke’s “2nd Treatise of Government”!

1689

Watt’s steam engine invented

1698

Enclosure Acts!

1700

Hanoverian Dynasty begins!

1714

Hargreaves Spinning Jenny invented

1764

William Pitt the Elder becomes Prime Minister

1766

Arkwright’s water frame invented!

1769

Jeremy Bentham’s ideas about Utliltarianism!

1770

Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations”!

1776

William Pitt the Younger becomes Prime Minister

1783

Cartwright’s power loom invented!

1785

Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen!

1789

Tennis Court Oath!

1789

Abbe Sieyes “What is the Third Estate?”!

1789

Declaration of Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen!

1791

Committee of Public Safety est. !

1793

Malthus’ ideas on population

1798

Act of Union with Ireland!

1800

Luddites protest against new machines!

1811

Corn Laws Passed!

1815

Ricardo’s Iron Law of Wages!

1817

Reform Bills of 1832

1832

Poor Law of 1834!

1834

Queen Victoria coronation/abdication!

1838 - 1864

Chartists!

1838

Corn Laws Repealed!

1846

Darwin’s “Origin of Species"!

1859

Reform Bills of 1867

1867

Gladstone becomes Prime Minister in Britain!

1868

Reform Bills of 1884

1884