Nottingham is a city in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands region of England. During the Industrial Revolution, the city became a hub of the international lacemaking industry. It is home to Nottingham Castle, located on the site of a medieval castle demolished in the seventeenth century. The mansion built on the site as a residence for the Duke of Newcastle was burnt down by rioters in protest at the Duke’s position on the Reform Act of 1832. The current structure houses an art gallery and museum.


Latitude: 52.960184011642
Longitude: -1.106915473938

Timeline of Events Associated with Nottingham

Date Event Manage
Jun 1832

Reform Act

first page of Reform ActThe Great Reform Act of 1832 was passed in June 1832 after long discussion, with King William IV giving the royal asses on 7 June 1832. This followed a failed attempt on September 1831 that was vetoed by the House of Lords. A second draft was passed after the King intervened. The Bill eliminated many rotten boroughs and created a new class of eligible voters, providing a model by which non-landowners might claim representation in Parliament. Image: First page of the Reform Act, from the British government's national archives. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


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