'Spa Fields Riot' in London in 1816, failed insurrections - such as the attacks on gun shops and the Tower of London in 1816, and the rising at Pentrich in 1817.
William Cobbett produces a cheap edition of his Political Register to spread reform ideas among the poor.
1816 - 17
Growth of 'Hampden Clubs'.
Pentrich Rising, Nottinghamshire
'March of the Blanketeers'; unemployed Lancashire weavers march.
Sir Francis Burdett's motion for parliamentary reform is defeated.
Peterloo Massacre', Manchester.
1819 - 21
Cato Street Conspiracy; plans for the killing of the cabinet.
The 'Queen Caroline Affair'.
County meetings organised by leading Whigs to promote parliamentary reform.
Combination Acts repealed.
Formation of the Birmingham Political Union.
Catholic Emancipation Act.
1830 - 31 - 32 - 33
Wellington declares against any need for parliamentary reform.
The 'Merthyr Rising: industrial unrest in South Wales.
Great Reform Act.Althorp's Factory Act introduces the factory inspectorate.
Tolpuddle Martyrs sentenced to transportation for swearing illegal oaths.Poor Law Amendment Act introduces the 'New Poor Law' in England and Wales based on the workhouse system.
1837 - 38 - 39
Violent reactions to the New Poor Law in the Midlands and Northern manufacturing counties.
Formation of the Anti-Corn Law League.
Publication of the 'Charter': six political points to democratise Britain.
The first edition of Feargus O'Connor's Northern Star published.
First of the Chartist petitions presented to parliament
The 'Newport Rising'; 20 people die in an exchange between local Chartists and the military.