1832 in the United Kingdom
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|1832 in the United Kingdom:|
|1830 | 1831 | 1832 | 1833 | 1834|
|1832 English cricket season|
Events from the year 1832 in the United Kingdom.
- 12 February - Second cholera pandemic begins to spread in London, starting from East London. It is declared officially over in early May but deaths continue. It will claim at least 3000 victims. In Liverpool, Kitty Wilkinson becomes the "Saint of the Slums" by promoting hygiene.
- 4 June - The Great Reform Act becomes law, extending suffrage to the whole of the upper middle class, and abolishing the rotten boroughs. Similar legislation is passed for Scotland (the Scottish Reform Act) and Ireland (An Act to Amend the Representation of the People of Ireland, the Irish Reform Act).
- 4 July - University of Durham founded, the first in England since 1209.
- 16 July - "The Bad Day": 31 sixareens, the traditional fishing craft of Shetland, are lost in a storm with 105 crew.
- 19 July - Anatomy Act provides for licencing and inspection of anatomists, and for unclaimed bodies from public institutions to be available for their dissection.
- 1 August - Prescription Act reforms the law related to easements.
- 11–14 August - The body of James Cook, a bookbinder executed the previous day for the murder of his creditor Paas, is hung in irons on a gibbet in Leicester, the last time this practice is carried out.
- 1 September - Reformer Joseph Livesey draws up the first public pledge of teetotalism in Preston, Lancashire.
- December - General election, the first under the new system of voting, gives the Whigs a decisive majority.
- undated - Punishment of Death, etc. Act reduces the number of capital crimes by two-thirds.
- Dr James Kay's study The moral and physical condition of the working-class employed in the cotton manufacture on Manchester.
- Walter Scott's novels Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous.
- 27 January - Lewis Carroll, author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer (died 1898)
- 12 March - Charles Boycott, land agent, origin of the word "boycott" (died 1897)
- 14 May - Charles Peace, criminal (died 1879)
- 17 June - Sir William Crookes, chemist and physicist (died 1919)
- 30 September - Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, field marshal (died 1914)
- 2 October - Edward Burnett Tylor, anthropologist (died 1917)
- 28 November - Leslie Stephen, writer and critic (died 1904)
Full date unknown
- Boston Corbett, Union Army soldier who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth (died 1894)
- 13 January - Thomas Lord, cricketer and founder of Lord's Cricket Ground (born 1755)
- 27 January - Andrew Bell, educationist and priest (born 1753)
- 6 June - Jeremy Bentham, philosopher (born 1748)
- 23 June - James Hall, geologist (born 1761)
- 21 September - Walter Scott, historical novelist and poet (born 1771)
- "'Slum Saint' honoured with statue". BBC News. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- Rathbone, Herbert R. (1927), Memoir of Kitty Wilkinson of Liverpool, 1786-1860, H. Young & Sons
- "Icons, a portrait of England 1820-1840". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- "Notable Dates in History - From the Scottish Reform Bill (1832) to the outbreak of the First World War (1914)". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- The law journal for the year 1832-1949, Abridgment of statutes X, E. B. Ince, 1832
- "James Cook". The Newgate Calendar. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- "Blue plaques in Preston". BBC. 2008. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 257–258. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Timeline of capital punishment in Britain". Retrieved 2011-02-02.