Age of Reform

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In History
  • Slavery is banned in all British colonies

    Slavery was banned in the british colonies in 1807
  • Catholic Emancipation Act is passed by Parliament

  • Great Reform Act (1st reform Act) is passed by British Parliament

    introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.
  • Queen Victoria ascends to the throne

     Queen Victoria ascends to the throne
    She inherited the throne at age 18
  • Irish Potato Famine begins

    Irish Potato Famine begins
    was a period of starvation, disease and mass emigration between 1845 and 1852[2] during which the population of Ireland was reduced by 20 to 25 percent.[3] Approximately one million of the population died and a million more emigrated from Ireland's shores.[4] The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as late blight.[5]
  • Second Reform Act is passed by British Parliament

    The 1832 Reform Act proved that change was possible.
  • British Parliament ends all public hangings

    Public hangings were banned in 1868
  • Use of Secret Ballot in Great Britain passes

    Use of Secret Ballot in Great Britain passes
    Britain starts using secret ballot for voting
  • Queen Victoria dies

    Queen Victoria dies
    Queen Victoria died on 21 January 1901 at the age of 81. She had been the Queen of Great Britain for 63 years, presiding over the industrialization of Britain and the expansion of the British Empire overseas. But perhaps her most lasting influence was on the values of the time: the Victorian age became synonymous with prudish gentility and repression.
  • All women 30 and older gain the right to vote in Great Britain