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Britain In The 19th Century

By Tim Lambert The early 19th century was an era of political and social unrest in Britain. In the early 19th century a group of Evangelical Christians called the Clapham Sect were active in politics. They campaigned for an end to slavery and cruel sports. They gained their name because so many of them lived… Continue reading Britain In The 19th Century

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Women in the 19th Century

By Tim Lambert Women’s Jobs in the 19th Century During the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution transformed life in Britain and in other countries in Europe and North America. By the end of the century, life was becoming more and more comfortable for most women. In the 19th century at least 80% of the population… Continue reading Women in the 19th Century

Life in the 19th Century

By Tim Lambert Society in the 19th Century During the 19th-century life was transformed by the Industrial Revolution. At first, it caused many problems but in the late 19th-century life became more comfortable for ordinary people. Meanwhile, Britain became the world’s first urban society. By 1851 more than half the population lived in towns. The… Continue reading Life in the 19th Century