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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1816 that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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On this day:
1st Instalment of Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1768, Lloyd George becomes prime minister - 1916, Anglo-Irish treaty is signed - 1922, Tories Pick Cameron as Leader, - 2005

Famous and historic events from 1816

Bombardment of Algiers
Littleport’s Bread or Blood Riot Begins
Spa Fields Riot

Famous Britons born in 1816
Charlotte Bronte
Daniel Gooch
Edward Hargraves
John Sanger
Paul Reuter
Theodore Martin
William Bennett
William Bowman
William Williamson

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
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Coast
Churchill
Churchill

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A precedent embalms a principle. - Benjamin Disraeli
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On this day:
1st Instalment of Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1768, Lloyd George becomes prime minister - 1916, Anglo-Irish treaty is signed - 1922, Tories Pick Cameron as Leader, - 2005
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