- Thomas Miles
- Given names
Note: Prince of Wales named Regent to act for George III, now insane.Luddite riots in the North and the Midlands. Laborers attack factories and break up the machines which they fear will replace them.
Note: Napoleon invades Russia.War of 1812 between England and the United States.
Note: Treaty of Ghent ends Anglo-U.S. War.England and allies invade France.Napoleon exiled to Elba.
Note: Napoleon escapes Elba, begins the Hundred Days.Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon exiled to St. Helena in the South Atlantic.Corn Laws passed.
Note: Peterloo Massacre of Corn Law protestors.
Note: George IV succeeds George III on his death
Note: Napoleon dies.
Note: Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police.
Note: George IV dies, his brother William IV succeeds.Manchester - Liverpool Railway (first in England).
Note: First Reform Bill: adds 10 pound/year householders to the voting rolls and reapportions Parliamentary representation much more fairly, doing away with most rotten and pocket boroughs. Adds 217,000 voters to an electorate of 435,000.
Note: Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.Factory Act.
Note: New Poor Law.Houses of Parliament burn down.
Note: William IV dies, succeeded by his niece, Victoria.
Note: Regular Atlantic steamship service begins.
Note: Anti-Corn-Law League founded.
Note: Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert, who becomes Prince Consort.Penny post started.S.F.B. Morse invents the telegraph.Grammar Schools Act.
|Marriage||Mary Garnett - View family|
29 August 1841
Speldhurst, Kent, England
Note: Chartist Riots.Copyright Act.Potato Failure in Europe, starvation in Ireland. Corn Laws (which had kept up the price of grain) repealed.
Note: Gold discovered in California and Australia.
Note: Telegraph cable laid under English Channel.
Note: Great Exhibition (Crystal Palace).
Note: Crimean War.
Note: Livingston discovers Victoria Falls.
Note: The Mutiny (India).
Note: First Atlantic cable laid.
Note: Albert dies, Victoria retires into mourning.American Civil War.
Note: Bismarck becomes Prussian premier.
Note: Geneva Convention establishes Red Cross.
Note: Telegraph cable laid under the Atlantic.Second Reform Bill: enfranchises many workingmen, adds 938,000 to an electorate of 1,057,000 in England and Wales. (Disraeli's legislation)
Note: Suez Canal opened.
Note: Union Pacific Railway completed in U.S.
Note: Forster's Elementary Education Act establishes School Boards.Franco-Prussian War.
Note: Trade unions legalised.Newcastle engineers strike for a nine-hour day.Germany unified.
Note: Victoria named Empress of India.Edison invents the phonograph.Compulsory school attendance in Great Britain.
Note: Transvaal annexed.
Note: Zulu war.
Note: War with Transvaal.
Note: Married Women's Property Act enables women to buy, own, and sell property, and to keep their own earnings.
Note: Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan.
Note: Third Reform Act and Redistribution Act extend vote to agricultural workers, electorate tripled.
Note: Fall of Khartoum.
Note: First (Irish) Home Rule bill rejected.
Note: Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
Note: London dock workers and match girls strike for 6d./hour.
Note: Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Note: Spanish-American War.
Note: Boer war.
Note: Victoria dies, Edward Prince of Wales succeeds.
Note: U.S. acquires Canal Zone from Panama.
Note: Entente Cordiale (England and France).
Note: Revolution in Russia.
Note: The Great War (World War I).
Note: Easter Rising in Dublin.
Note: Russian Revolution.
Note: All men over 21 and women over thirty enfranchised.
Note: Irish Free State established.
Note: Equal Franchise Act grants right to vote to women over 21 (as well as men).