3d History

British Timeline: The Empire

1714George I crowned King of England.
1715The Jacobite revolt under the 'Bonnie Price Charles'
1717Foundation of the Freemasons
1727George II crowned King of England
1753British Museum Established
1760George III crowned King of England
1764James Hargreaves invents the Spinning Jenny
1768Captain Cook's Voyage to Australia and New Zealand
1772Slavery Outlawed in England
1773Parliament passes the Tea Act
1775Start of the American War of Independence. Ends in 1783
1789Start of the French Revolution, ends in 1799.
1796Smallpox Vaccination started
1808Peninsular Wars. Wars against Napoleon in Spain. Ends in 1814
1811Ludite Riots begin
1819Queen Victoria is born.
1820George IV crowned King of England
1825Stockton to Darlington railway opened
1826The first photograph is taken.
1829Scotland Yard Created
1830William IV crowned King of England
1831Cholera epidemic
1832Reform Act
1834Slavery is banned in all of the British colonies.
1835The Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel starts to build the London to Bristol railway for GWR. It is finished in 1841.
1837William IV dies

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.

Clive: The Life and Death of a British Emperor - Robert Clive, founder of the British Raj in India. Captain James Cook RN, FRS: Seaman and Scientist Wellington: The Iron Duke - Soldier, Politician and Prime Minister Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III