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Pitt: 1783-1800
William Pitt the Younger became prime minister at the age of 24 and was to be the most important of the king’s reign. His first task was to clear up the economic mess left by the American Revolution, which he did, and to fight revolutionary France.
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The Industrial Revolution: 1783-1830
Britain was the first major power to industrialize but how far did it change the British way of life?
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The Age of Nelson and Wellington: Britain at war with Napoleon: 1798-1815
Two of Britain’s greatest heroes fought the French during this period. Nelson achieved a great naval victory at Trafalgar in 1805; while Wellington fought the French in Portugal and Spain, and then defeated Napoleon at Waterloo
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Politics and war: 1806-1815
Following Pitt’s death in 1806, his successors battled with the repercussions of war and the impact of social and economic change. They also battled with each other to secure Pitt’s legacy.
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Ireland and Catholic Emancipation: 1798-1830
The majority Catholic population in Ireland was downtrodden to say the least and rose in revolt in 1798.He faced much opposition and was unable to achieve this, although Ireland did join the union and become part of the United Kingdom.
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Post-War politics 1815-1830
In the aftermath of war and continuing social and economic change, political radicals protested against government policies and met with vicious reprisals. The various governments during this period had to cope with these challenges.
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Lord Liverpool
Appointed PM on June 8 1812. •Took over as leader of the Tories after Spencer Perceval was assassinated. Won the 1812, 1818, 1820 and 1826 elections. Was forced to resign 9th April 1827 after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage.
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Corn Laws 1815
•The Tory government of Robert Banks Jenkinson, Lord Liverpool, introduced the Corn Laws in a bid to protect British agriculture. Corn prices had halved following the end of the Napoleonic wars, creating a panic among farmers.
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Suspension of Habeas Corpus 1817
•The Habeas Corpus Act passed by Parliament in 1679 guaranteed that a person detained by the authorities would have to be brought before a court of law so that the legality of the detention may be examined. Parliament also had the power to suspend
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Working class 'Blanketeers' mount a march to London 10 March 1817
•Working class men devoted to parliamentary reform began a march from Manchester to London to publicise their case to the government. They were nicknamed 'Blanketeers' after the blankets they carried.
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The Six Acts
•The Six Acts Comprised of: the Training Prevention Act, the Seizure of Arms Act, the Seditious Meetings Act, the Blasphemous and Seditious Libels Act, the Misdemeanours Act, the Newspaper Stamp Duties Act.
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Britain was the first major power to industrialize but how far did it change the British way of life?

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The Industrial Revolution: 1783-1830

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Two of Britain’s greatest heroes fought the French during this period. Nelson achieved a great naval victory at Trafalgar in 1805; while Wellington fought the French in Portugal and Spain, and then defeated Napoleon at Waterloo

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Following Pitt’s death in 1806, his successors battled with the repercussions of war and the impact of social and economic change. They also battled with each other to secure Pitt’s legacy.

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The majority Catholic population in Ireland was downtrodden to say the least and rose in revolt in 1798.He faced much opposition and was unable to achieve this, although Ireland did join the union and become part of the United Kingdom.

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