Blanketeers

Blanketeers

Lord Liverpool led the government in 1815 following the Napoleonic Wars between 1803 and 1815. Great pressure was put on the for social, economic and political reform.  However, the government introduced in 1815 The Corn Laws to protect British agricultural landowners...
Corn Laws Introduced

Corn Laws Introduced

The Corn Laws were statures introduced between 1815 and 1846 to keep corn prices high. Price levels were set to protect English farmers from cheap foreign imports of grain following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The Corn Laws were repealed in 1846.
Slave Trade Abolished

Slave Trade Abolished

The law that abolished the slave trade entered the statute books of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on the 25 March 1807. This made it illegal to engage in the slave trade in the British Colonies. Despite this trafficking, between the Caribbean...
Luddite Rebellion

Luddite Rebellion

The Luddite Rebellion 1811-1813 Luddite attacks began in Nottinghamshire, England during November 1811 by textile workers rebelling against the industrial processes and machines introduced by manufacturers at the beginning of the 18th century.