It prevented children from being employed more than 48 hours a week and claimed no person under 18 could work more than 69 hours a week.
POOR LAW AMENDMENT ACT
Workhouses were established. The poor had to give up their family life in return for basic support in workhouses.
BEGINNING OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S REIGN
Queen Victoria came to the throne; she was just 18 years old and was guided by her statesmen.
A document which demanded the vote for all adult males, elections by secret ballot and payment of MPs.
MARRIAGE BETWEEN QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT
IRISH POTATO FAMINE
THE PRICE OF CORN WAS FREED
The "Corn Law" movement was eventually successful when Prime Minister Robert Peel was forced to free the price of corn.
TEN HOURS' ACT
It satisfied religious philanthropists by limiting the working hours to ten a day for all workers.
THE GREAT EXHIBITION
1853 - 1856
Britain supported some liberal causes, but never to the point of disturbing the balance of power. It happened, for instance, taking part in the Crimean War: indeed Russia was becoming too powerful against the weak Turkish Empire.
BUILDING OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND
British rule in India -the most lucrative colony of the British Empire- was shocked by the Indian Mutiny, after which the native population were given less responsibility.