Category Archives: 19th Century 1800-1899

id5

Convention of London 1840

Convention of London 1840

When Muhammad Ali defeated the Ottomans and took control of not only Egypt and the Sudan but other Ottoman assets including its own naval fleet Austria Britain Prussia and Russia sought to ensure stability but the French backed Muhammad Ali. Hence the British and Austrian troops attacked Acre to force the peace…

Corn Laws Economic History and Big Data

Corn Laws Economic History and Big Data

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Balanced Perspectives Political History

Learn a little and want to know more then this video by Cambridge University Expert D’Mariss Coffman can help. Find out how this humble grain and cereal returns lead to the “birth of political economy” and the start of Big Data as evidence for economic outcomes. Lecture given as part of the excellent Gresham College series.

Anatomy Act 1832

Anatomy Act 1832

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Statutes of Law

Body Snatching could make your body worth more dead than alive and the Anatomy Act was one way of starting toa ddress this dreadful and workhouse Regime fuelled fear by legislating to protect the corpses of the poor, this act lasts into the 20th Century so it was certainly significant well-beyond it’s original foundation,,,

Freehold, Freeholders and Leaseholders

Freehold and leasehold what are the historic connections and origins of these termms and do they relate to origins of Copyhold Tenure and Feudal Law…

Copyhold Tenure what does it mean?

Copyhold Tenure what does it mean?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Property Law

If you were a Serf, you had no rights of appeal to a court outside that of your Manor, where your elied upon the biased and often harsh law of your particular lord, who might only be goverened by local custom. Copyhold tenure lifted you out of such servitude and established increased legal rights which were only abolished in 1926. Whilst the Land Registry was established in 1862, it did not record all transactions, find out how you can explore copyholders relevant to you and your history project for connections and insights that date back well before the 1837 BMD Registers…

Temple Church London 1185-2012

Temple Church London 1185-2012

The spirtual centre in the UK for the Knights Templar, how much is fable and what are the facts? From Temple to the Inns of Court, the significance of the Round, the importance of the effigies and a most extraordinary knight William Marshall together with the reason and consequence for Heraclius’s presence in London…

The Luddites

The Luddites

What made the Luddites riot? Was it worth the loss of 17 lives? Have our attitudes to technology changed or does the fear of the new pervade in our social response to innovation and invention generally or only specifically when it impacts on our ability to earn a fair living? In the early 19th century we see a rebellious element emerge and a collective consciousness of the working class begins to emerge, what other lessons can we learn from what makes the British riot throughout our history? The first in a series of posts and explorations…

Treaty of Amiens 1802

Treaty of Amiens 1802

Good intentions by the British but no change of ambitions of the french, the treaty of Amiens set the course for outright war which would become known as the Napoleonic Wars, find out what lit the tinder box..with the first in our series on the human, social and economic impact of this 23 year war…

William Booth and the Inspiration behind the Salvation Army 1865

William Booth and the Inspiration behind the Salvation Army 1865

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Social reformers philanthropists

William Booth founder of the Salvation Army had a vision but what were his motivations and how did he achieve what he did. Explore the biography of William Booth.

Cholera on the streets of 19th Century London

Cholera on the streets of 19th Century London

Mid C19th and the streets of London were filled with filth and disease. Poor science exacerbated the problem until the work of people such as John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette turned the situation around.