UK SE 16-61

King of United Kingdom

George IV

29 Gennaio 1820 - 26 Giugno 1830

William IV

26 Giugno 1830 - 20 Giugno 1837

Queen Victoria

20 Giugno 1837 - 1901

Major Wars

War of the Seventh Coalition


Defeat of Napoleon after his return

Baptist War


Rebellion of Slaves on the colony of Jamaica led by a black Baptist

Rebellions of 1837

1837 - 1838

Unification of Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada

First Opium War

1839 - 1842

It was fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice for foreign nationals in China

Crimean War

1853 - 1856

To protect the decaying Ottoman Empire from Russian advances

Second Opium War

1856 - 1860

British forces fought towards legalization of the opium trade, to expand coolie trade, to open all of China to British merchants, and to exempt foreign imports from internal transit duties.


Metropolitan Police set up


Roman Catholic Relief Act


There was granted full emancipation to Irish and British Catholice

Reform Act


Middle-class can vote

Factory Act


It was an attempt to establish a regular working day in textile manufacture

Slavery Abolition Act


The abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire

Poor Law Amendment Act


There were established the Workhouses

People's Charter


A document wich demanded the vote for all adul males, election by secret ballot and payment for MPs

1st Vaccination Act


Vaccination for the poor introduced

Disruption of 1843


The schism within the established Church of Scotland over the issue of the Church's relationship with the State, to form the Free Church of Scotland.

Irish potato famine

1845 - 1847

Repeal of the ''Corn Laws''


The Corn Laws imposed steep import duties, making it too expensive to import grain from abroad, even when food supplies were short.

Ten Hours' Act


The working hours of women and young persons (13-18) in textile mills was restricted to 10 hours per day

The California Gold Rush

1848 - 1855

The Great Exhibition


It was an international exhibition of culture and industry that took place in Hyde Park, London,

London Underground costruction began


Indian Mutiny


It was a rebellion in India against the rule of the British East India Company

Government of India Act


India under the British Crown

Charles Darwin's ''On the Origin of Species''