It was also agreed that the Soviet Union would enter the war against Japan after Germany was defeated. Opened only four months before Brunel's death, the Saltash became the only suspension bridge to carry main-line trains. When the apprenticeship period ended in 1838, over 700,000 slaves were freed in the British Caribbean.
In 1855, Aberdeen conceded to his critics and resigned. The British broke through the principal German fortified defences, the formidable Hindenburg line, on the following day, and the advance continued unabated into October 1918.
The island of Sicily gave the Allies a foothold for the invasion of mainland Italy, which began in September. AJ Mundella introduced a bill on behalf of William Gladstone's Liberal government which made school attendance compulsory from ages five to 10.
He persuaded Queen Victoria to take the title 'Empress of India' in 1877 and scored a diplomatic success in limiting Russian influence in the Balkans at the Congress of Berlin in 1878.
The two countries agreed spheres of influence in Asia, so freeing Britain from its worries about a Russian invasion of India.
The static trench warfare of the Western Front prompted the British to develop a self-propelled vehicle that could cross barbed wire and trenches and protect those inside from enemy fire. Liverpool's one concession to popular sentiment was in the trial of Queen Caroline on trumped up adultery charges.
In 1964, 'Good old Mr Wilson' - an avuncular, pipe-smoking figure - came to power amid much excitement and optimism. The electorate increased to 21 million, of which 8 million were women, but it excluded working class women who mostly failed the property qualification.
Grant payments were linked to pupils' success in basic tests in reading, writing and arithmetic. Search term: This helped Macdonald allay fears that a party representing the working class must be revolutionary, but disappointed many supporters on the left.
Introduction Background and candidates Campaign and election Results of the 1920 election. What Crisis?
Sometimes known as 'the disruption', the split concerned the relationship between church and state in Scotland. Instead, the Liberals formed a government in coalition with the Irish Nationalists and Gladstone tried to push through his second attempt at a Home Rule bill.
The legislation was passed, and also received the backing of the Liberals under their new leader, William Gladstone. This Royal Air Force raid by 19 Lancasters utilised a 'bouncing bomb', developed by British scientist Barnes Wallis, in an attempt to destroy three major dams supplying water and power to the important German industrial region of the Ruhr.
He immediately struck up an excellent rapport with Queen Victoria, who approved of his imperialist ambitions and his belief that Britain should be the most powerful nation in the world. German and Italian troops had overrun Greece in three weeks, starting on 6 April.
Following a cabinet split Balfour resigned, gambling that the Liberals would be unable to form a government and that he would be returned to power. Grafton divorced her in 1769, then abandoned Mrs Houghton and married Elizabeth Wrottesley, with whom he had 13 children.
Macdonald agreed, but the measures were voted down by his cabinet colleagues.
The system was dubbed 'payment by results'.