This satirical cartoon is a comment on the Corn Laws - one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation ever to be introduced by the British Government.
This illustrated novel by Frances Trollope (1779-1863) was published in monthly parts in 1840, costing one shilling apiece.
By combining size, power and innovative technology, Brunel revolutionised sea travel and paved the way for modern ship design.
The Penny Black postage stamp marked the beginning of a brand new postal system that would transform communication across the world.
Mary Shelley was one of a number of celebrated female writers of the early 1800s who's writing enabled women to make their voices heard outside of the home.
In 1791 Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803), who was born into slavery, led the first - and only - successful uprising of enslaved Africans.