19th century

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, First and Second French, Chinese,Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the Second French Colonial Empire and the Empire of Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world's leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world's land and one quarter of the world's population. During the post Napoleonic era it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which helped trade.

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The Banshees of Inisherin and the furniture used on its set

Irish Independent 31 Mar 2023
Run away! Collect five fingers and get to the pub before he catches you.” Now imagine playing that while sitting in a chair that was actually in the film… 18 lots in Adam’s inaugural Irish Vernacular Auction on April 12 were used on the set of .They range from an early 19th-century painted pine dresser, painted in red (Lot 118....

‘We were that close’ – Louth school waiting over 10 years for building to start on permanent home has start date delayed again

Irish Independent 20 Mar 2023
Ardee ETNS is spread across two sites on either side of a busy main road – a mish-mash of a 19th-century building, prefabricated units and a former furniture factory.When it opened with 17 pupils 20 years ago, the school was housed in an 1812 building, designed for education in a ......

Today’s Definition of Downtown Luxury: Historic Outside, Modern Within

The Post and Courier 18 Mar 2023
There’s woodwork, exposed brick, molding and flooring reminiscent of the 19th century, but also a cosmopolitan pool area out back and ultramodern furniture and finishes throughout ... It just goes to show you that you don't have to put historic or period furniture in these homes....

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