1833 in the United Kingdom


1833 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1833 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents

*Monarch - William IV of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Whig

Events

* 3 January - British forces re-establish British rule on the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
* 25 May - Royal Horticultural Society holds the first flower show in Britain.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
* 14 July - the Oxford Movement within the Church of England launched.
* 29 August - Factory Act makes illegal to employ children less than 9 years old in factories and limits the child workers 9 to 13 years of age to maximum of 9 hours a day. [cite web|url=http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/icons-timeline/1820-1840|title=Icons, a portrait of England 1820-1840|accessdate=2007-09-12]
* December - Edwin Chadwick introduces the Ten Hours Bill in Parliament.

Undated

* Charles Babbage described his analytical engine. (see also history of computing hardware)
* Parliament passes the Slavery Abolition Act giving all slaves in the British Empire their freedom from August 1834.

Publications

* Serialisation of Charles Dickens' "Sketches by Boz" in the "Morning Chronicle".

Births

* 23 January - Sir Lewis Morris, Anglo-Welsh poet (died 1907)
* 28 January - Charles George Gordon, British army officer and administrator (died 1885)
* 27 July - Thomas George Bonney, geologist (died 1923)
* 12 August - Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC recipient (died 1909)
* 26 August - Henry Fawcett, statesman, economist and Postmaster General (died 1884)
* 28 August - Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Anglo-Welsh artist (died 1898)
* Francis Anstie, physician and medical researcher (died 1874)
* "date unknown" - James James, harpist and composer of the Welsh national anthem (died 1902)

Deaths

* 9 January - Sir Thomas Foley, admiral (born 1757)
* 23 January - Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, admiral (born 1757)
* 16 April - Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon (born 1772)
* 22 April - Richard Trevithick, inventor, engineer and builder of the first working railway steam locomotive (born 1771)
* 15 May - Edmund Kean, actor (born 1787)
* 2 June - Simon Byrne, prize fighter (born 1806)
* 10 July - George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, man of letters (born 1797)
* 29 July - William Wilberforce, abolitionist (born 1759)
* 11 November - James Grant, navigator (born 1772)

References

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