1801 - 1900

(The photo is of the Crystal Palace designed by Paxton and built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London)


Set out on this page are some of the events which occured during the period covered by my family histories for the years 1801 to 1900. This period includes the industrialisation of England & Europe, revolution, the rise of liberal ideas of democracy & government and the expansion of imperialism throughout the world, particularly by the English. The birth of the romantic period in art & music; gothic revival architecture and that truly English oddity, the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta! Italian opera reaches it full flowering with Verdi, Donizetti and others.

To go to a particular 5 year period click on the appropriate year below:

1805 |1810 |1815 |1820 |1825 |1830 |1835 |1840 |1845 |1850 |1855 |1860 |1865 |1870 |1875 |1880 |1885 |1890 |1895 |1900 |

(The information in the timeline pages is sourced from the publication "The Timetables of History" written by Bernard Grun and published by Simon & Shuster ISBN 0-671-74919-6)

Go to Timeline 1701 - 1800

Go to Timeline 1901 - 2000

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(Photos and graphics reproduced on this page are sourced from many sites on the internet where it was possible to download photos/graphics and I wish to express my appreciation for access to these and acknowledge my use of them in this page)