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The Victorian Age historical setting

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The Victorian Age historical setting

  1. 1. The Victorian Age The historical setting Raffaele Nardella http://homepage.ntlworld.com/foxfield/robertheath6.htm
  2. 2. An age of agitation and reform <ul><li>Queen Victoria’s long reign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social reforms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New political parties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservatives (Peel, Disraeli) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberal party (Palmerstone, Gladstone) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The People’s Charter 1838 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vote for men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electoral districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only land owners in Parliament </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payment for MP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual general elections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret ballot </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.micklebring.com/bml/chapter05.htm
  3. 3. An age of agitation and reform <ul><li>Reform Acts 1867 and 1884 </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist movement </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Unions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety of the labourers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing working hours of women and children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compulsory elementary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free education for all in 1891 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Labour Party </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/17/science/obox3_600.jpg
  4. 4. An age of agitation and reform <ul><li>Irish Question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Famine in 1845-46 in Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Migration to America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- No help from British Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Fenian Irish Independence Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Terrorist attacks </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://volunteers.rcnuwc.no/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/physical-map-of-northern-ireland.gif
  5. 5. An age of agitation and reform <ul><li>British foreign policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidation of the Empire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation from Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crimean war </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ward_1912/black_sea_crimean_war.jpg <ul><li>The desire for freedom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independentist movements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Power of Germany </li></ul></ul>

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