1780- Industrial Revolution booms
     Britain was the leading country and it brought lots of social and economic changes

1837- Queen Victoria takes the throne
    Often marked as the beginning of the Victorian Era

1836- "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning
    Analyzes control in male and female relationships

1840s- Hungry 40s (Corn laws, potato famine)
    Food was too expensive and poverty became a big issue

1843- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
     Encourages charity and generosity towards the poor

1842- "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
     Explores roles of masculinity/ males

1844- "The Cry of the Children" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
     Condemns child labor

1854- "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
     Calls for political reform in orders to soldiers

1857- Matrimonial Causes Act
     Women can divorce their husbands, but they have to prove adultery plus

1859- 'Origin of Species' by Charles Darwin
     Fuels religious doubt and teaches 'survival of the fittest' methodology

1862- "An Apple-Gathering" by Christina Rossetti
     Shows the changing values/ desires of femininity

1864/66/69- Contagious Diseases Acts
     Held women responsible for spreading of STDs, women examined upon suspicion (described as mechanical rape) 

1869- The Subjection of Women by John Mills
     Uses Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' methodology to argue for female liberation

1884- Married Women's Property Act
     Women are no longer a 'chattel' but an independent and separate person from their husband

1886- Guardian of Infants Act
     Women are allowed to become the sole guardian of child if husband died

1901- Queen Victoria dies
     Marks the end of the Victorian Era

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