Kent is a county in South East England that borders Greater London to the north west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south west. The county town is Maidstone. Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is located in Kent as are the White Cliffs of Dover.

Timeline of Events Associated with Kent

Date Event Manage
Aug 1830 to Dec 1830

Swing Riots

Henry Heath printThe Swing Riots, which occurred from August 1830 to December 1830, were a series of riots by agricultural workers that resulted from the Enclosure Acts, in general, and the introduction of threshing machines in East Kent, more specifically. The Swing Riots are named after the fictitious “Captain Swing,” the figurehead for the movement. Image: Print by Henry Heath entitled “Swing!” (1830). Reproduced with permission from The British Museum.

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Carolyn Lesjak, "1750 to the Present: Acts of Enclosure and Their Afterlife" (forthcoming)

25 Aug 1862

Victoria Station opened

On 25 August 1862, London Victoria Station was opened, connecting London to the Kent coast.

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Paul Fyfe, “On the Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830″

Nancy Rose Marshall, “On William Powell Frith’s Railway Station, April 1862″

Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, “‘Coquetting amid incredible landscapes’: Women on the River and the Railway”

9 Apr 1882

Death of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti died on 9 April 1882 (Easter Sunday) at Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, where he was also buried at All Saints' Church. Image: Birchington All Saints Church from the southwest (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license).

All Saints' Church, Burchington-on-Sea, Kent, England