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CHIEF DATES

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CHIEF DATES

1815. Battle of Quatre-Bras, June 16. Battle of Waterloo, June 18.

1819. Manchester Massacre (Peterloo), August 16.

1820. George IV.

1822. Death of Castlereagh, and of Shelley.

1823. Publication of Byron's Don Juan, Cantos VI. to XIV.

1824. Death of Byron.

Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia (Second Series). Repeal of the Combination Acts. 1826. B. Disraeli, Vivian Grey.

1829. Catholic Emancipation Act.

1830. Death of George IV. Accession of William IV. Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester railway, September.

1831. Reform agitation.

1832. Parliamentary Reform Bill passed, June 7.

1834. New Poor Law.

1835. Municipal Corporations Act.

1836. Charles Dickens, Pickwick (completed in 1837).

1837. Victoria.

Dickens, Oliver Twist (in Bentley's Miscellany, 1837— 1839).

1838. Formation of the Anti-Corn-Law League.

1840. Victoria married to Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

1842. Children's Employment Commission, First Report (Mines). Shaftesbury's Mines Act.

1843. Mrs. Browning, The Cry of the Children (Blackwood's Magazine, August).

Dickens, Christmas Carol (December).

Hood, The Song of the Shirt (Punch, Christmas number).

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