British History - Empire

During the Hanoverian or Georgian period the British Empire expanded with the conquests of Canada and India. The Napoleonic wars ended with Britain virtually having Naval supremacy on a global scale. The Agricultural and Industrial revolutions gave the newly established Great Britain an unprecedented advantage allowing her almost global domination of World trade. Even so this new Global Super Power status did not prevent the American colonies from declaring independence and successfully establishing the United States of America. Discovery and technological innovation continued at a fantastic pace with great individuals such as Captain Cook charting the Oceans and Cartwright and Hargreaves inventing the power loom and spinning Jenny.
1714 George I crowned King of England.
1715 The Jacobite revolt under the 'Bonnie Price Charles'
1717 Foundation of the Freemasons
1727 George II crowned King of England
1753 British Museum Established
1760 George III crowned King of England
1764 James Hargreaves invents the Spinning Jenny
1768 Captain Cook's Voyage to Australia and New Zealand
1772 Slavery Outlawed in England
1773 Parliament passes the Tea Act
1775 Start of the American War of Independence. Ends in 1783
1789 Start of the French Revolution, ends in 1799.
1796 Smallpox Vaccination started
1808 Peninsular Wars. Wars against Napoleon in Spain. Ends in 1814
1811 Ludite Riots begin
1819 Queen Victoria is born.
1820 George IV crowned King of England
1825 Stockton to Darlington railway opened
1826 The first photograph is taken.
1829 Scotland Yard Created
1830 William IV crowned King of England
1831 Cholera epidemic
1832 Reform Act
1834 Slavery is banned in all of the British colonies.
1835 The Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel starts to build the London to Bristol railway for GWR. It is finished in 1841.
1837 William IV dies