The early Iron Age

George I (1714-1726)
George II (1727-1760)
George III(1760-1820)
George IV (1820-1830)From 1811 to 1820 he ruled under the Regency, because his father was slowly being killed by sickness.
William IV (1830-1847)
Victoria (1847-1901)

At first british intellectuals approved the French Revolution but then, due to the "terror period" ruled by the government of Robespierre, most of them became disillutioned and felt betrayed by their own morals and ideals.

1819: "The Six Act" consists of the highest point against the Revolution.

Even if Napoleon was definitely defeated at Trafalgar by Admiral Horatio Nelson, the british internal situation was terrible due to the spreading starvation and inhuman living conditions for both middle classes and poor workers.

1830: The government released three new important and revolutionary acts:

The Reform Act: It's the first step towards democracy as vote was now granted to almost all men outside the rich aristocracy.

The Factory Act: Children could not work anymore more than 48 hours at week.

The poor laws: It was established in "favour" of poors, as the first workhouses were built.

The Iron Age led to a great technological progress and political development and expansions as well; printing got cheaper and because of that, more novels were published and serialized in newspapers; a new great industrial revolution created a new kind of society dominated by a strong belief in the power of progress, religion and the classical Puritan values.

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