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The Battle of Trafalgar

1805

The War with France

1804

>The Reign of Terror

Robespierre's Jacobin government, the Reign of Terror sent hundreds of aristocrats to the guillotine. William Pitt joined the anti-Revolutionary Coalition (Russia and Prussia) and Britain went to war with France.

1793

The French Revolution

1789

The American Declaration of Independence

1776

The Boston Tea Party

1773

The Boston massacre

1770

George III

1760

The Romantic Age

historical background

1812

The Napoleonic Wars

'The King's Friends' was the party he created and he appointed his own PM, Lord North. They imposed heavy taxation on the American colonies.

A street brawl between colonists and a British soldier developed into a bloody slaughter. It turned into anti-British sentiments and led them to fight for independence.

The colonists destroyed a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company in protest against the Tea Act.

Boston, 1775: the American Revolutionary War began July, 4 1776: America, supported by France and Spain declared its independence from Great Britain Yorktown, Virginia 1781: the 'Continental Army' led by George Washington won over the British Army.

The French Revolution was against the old social order. Its ideals were: equality, fraternity, liberty. It attacked absolute monarchy and the privileges of the aristocracy.

Robespierre's Jacobin government, the Reign of Terror sent hundred of aristocrats to the guillotine. William Pitt joined the anti-Revolutionary Coalition (Austria and Prussia) and Britain went to war with France.

Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor of France in 1804, thus war with Britain continued.

The naval battle of Trafalgar was fought off the south-west coast of Spain, and Admiral Horatio Nelson won with his British Navy over Napoleon's fleet. Napoleon would never invade Britain, Nelson lost his own life in the battle.

They lasted 15 years, during which Napoleon conquered much of Europe, and Britain led six coalitions. 1812: a disastrous invasion of Russia marked his decline. 1814: Napoleon was defeated by England's allies (Austria, Prussia and Russia).

Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor of France in 1804, thus war with Britain continued.

1781 the war ended1783 Treaty of Versailles: Britain accepted the Independence of the United States of America, but Canada1784: William Pitt the Younger, PM, imposed Britain's first income tax and reduce import duties

The American Declaration of Independence

At the end of the 18th century Britain lost the American colonies and went to war with the French army first and with the Napoleonic armies next.Victory over Napoleon gave Britain enormous power over land and sea.The Industrial Revolution gave it an immense advantage on the markets of the world, but costs were equally great.

The American Revolution

The Congress of Vienna

1815: Hunderd Days' Campaign: Napoleon returned to powerBattle of Waterloo: he was defeated by the allied armies, and he was exile dat the island of Saint HelenaCongress of Vienna: the victorious nations re-established the old order in Europe.Britain gained territories in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Africa and in the Indian Ocean.

Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the last major conflict before the French Revolution to involve all the great powers of Europe.It involved oversear colonial struggles between Britain and France. The main reason for the struggle between these two traditional rivals were the control of North America and India.

The Seven Years' War