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Introduction to the Victorian Era Preparation for Great Expectations English 1 CAS Mrs. Paolicelli.

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1 Introduction to the Victorian Era Preparation for Great Expectations English 1 CAS Mrs. Paolicelli

2 History of the British Monarchy Anglo-Saxon Rule & The Middle Ages (1100s-1400s) 5 th century (400s) – fall of Roman Empire Anglo-Saxon (English) settlers made of unified kingdoms 1066 – Norman Conquest – William the Conqueror (Battle of Hastings) 12 th -14 th centuries, establishment of British culture 1215 – Magna Carta (limits king’s power) 1340s – Black Death (Bubonic Plague) The Anglo Saxon ReportThe Anglo Saxon Report The Norman Conquest (1066)The Norman Conquest (1066) King John & the Magna CartaKing John & the Magna Carta

3 History of the British Monarchy The Tudor Period dynastic – dynasty – family rule First Tudor king – Henry VII Henry VIII – Broke from Catholic Church; formed Church of England/Anglican Church; 6 wives Henry VIII’s children: Bloody Mary, Elizabeth I, King Edward Last Tudor Monarch – Elizabeth I The Tudor Song King Henry's Wives SongKing Henry's Wives Song

4 History of the British Monarchy The Stuart Period ( ) King James I – cousin of Elizabeth I James’ family had ruled Scotland since late 14 th century 1649 (English Civil War) – republican form of gov’t Monarchy reestablished with Charles II 1707 – United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales) Est. NA colonies King James I

5 History of the British Monarchy The Georgian Era The House of Hanover First Hanoverian Monarch – George I Lots of war/reform Conflicts: Seven Years War & Napoleonic Wars George III lost American colonies By end of era, Britain is strongest imperial power The American Report

6 History of the British Monarchy The Victorian Era (Still in the House of Hanover) Period of prosperity British Empire was strong 1840 – Irish Famine Industrial Revolution Advances in science; Darwin Britain continuing to expand; resulting conflicts: Boer War & Crimean War The Industrial RevolutionThe Industrial Revolution

7 History of the British Monarchy Queen Elizabeth II The 20 th Century (1900s) The House of Windsor Beginning 20 th century, Britain most powerful country in the world World Wars affected Britain’s power over Europe and colonies Women gained right to vote Mass immigration Ireland & other nations became independent

8 Biography of Charles Dickens Dickens Biography Watch the linked biography of Charles Dickens Complete the “Dickens Documentary” page in the packet to take notes while viewing. Connect Dickens’ life experiences to the Victorian Era.


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