Britain in the 1850s social hierarchy and change

The experience of warfare in Britain 1854 to 1929

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Britain 1850's
*Victorians were born into a social class and couldn't change *men who own a property are allowed to vote
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Empire
*Britains empire = 1/4 of the population *Britain area for commerce e.g. Liverpool. *economic resale and civilisation mission
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Health
*hospital and surgeries were mentally unstable *chloroform used as an anaesthetic. * antiseptics had only just been introduced. * people still had no trust in doctors as leeches were used still *pharmacy had started to grow *important for army
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Rise of middle class
*Industrial revolution helped make money ~> political power 1832 * Started social mobility. *moral ideas of hard work, thrift and self reliance ~> increased social and economic development *railways = more travel and leisure opportunities
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1870 education act
All children between 5 and 12 go to school, by 1880 it was made compulsory which led to an increase in literacy rates in all classes which led to growth in the newspapers
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Economic developments
Empire and industrial revolution
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Politics and prime ministers
1/5th of men could vote but women couldn't vote until 18 years after the death of queen Victoria
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Lord Russell
A liberal and not liked by queen Victoria
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Lord Palmerston
Foreign secretary didn't get on with a Queen Victoria and became prime minister in 1855. He believed in perfection of their political system.
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*Britains empire = 1/4 of the population *Britain area for commerce e.g. Liverpool. *economic resale and civilisation mission

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Empire

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*hospital and surgeries were mentally unstable *chloroform used as an anaesthetic. * antiseptics had only just been introduced. * people still had no trust in doctors as leeches were used still *pharmacy had started to grow *important for army

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*Industrial revolution helped make money ~> political power 1832 * Started social mobility. *moral ideas of hard work, thrift and self reliance ~> increased social and economic development *railways = more travel and leisure opportunities

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All children between 5 and 12 go to school, by 1880 it was made compulsory which led to an increase in literacy rates in all classes which led to growth in the newspapers

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