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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Lionised in London

Dawn 13 Jun 2024
The Wallace collection is a private benefaction by the Hertford family, comprising “fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries with important holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms and armour, and Old Master paintings” ... 19th-century Punjab....

Getting to Know: Matt Cumberledge talks local history

Herald-Standard 07 Jun 2024
The museum used to be a poor farm or county home and things look just like they did in the late 19th and early 20th century,” Cumberledge said ... Visitors will see everything from home décor and furniture to other 19th century career fields with a general storeroom, physician’s office, military room and others ... The museum is open 10 a.m ... ....

San Diego is healthy fun in the sun - with lots of history, too

Canoe 03 Jun 2024
What you might enjoy most about “America’s most haunted home,” a long-time haunt of paranormal researchers, are carefully preserved everyday 19th-century artifacts, clothing and furniture ... It’s next to the San Salvador, re-creation of a 16th century Spanish galleon that would’ve carried San Diego’s first non-indigenous settlers.Advertisement 13....

From Kottayam to Kolkata, on the trail of the planter’s chair

Hindustan Times 29 May 2024
Characterised by a low seat, reclining back, and extended armrests that work as footrests, the chair is thought to have entered India along with the British as part of their campaign furniture ... Sundar adds that both Bombay and Calcutta played host to settlements of Chinese carpenters during the 19th century....