Timeline of Nottingham

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Nottingham , England.


Prior to 17th century

Pre-Roman Nottingham was settled after the end of the Paleolithic period. Artifacts and earthworks have been excavated in the City dating from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

17th–18th centuries

19th century

Following the defeat of a very moderate parliamentary reform bill in the House of Lords, the ‘Reform Riots’ erupt as large numbers of people militantly respond to the hated ‘boroughmongers’ yet again succeeding in defending their privileges. Houses of known Tories, as well as dwellings and shops of their supporters and various law enforcers are attacked all over Nottingham. Crowds target the property of local grandees, such as the 4th Duke of Newcastle. Colwick Hall is trashed, Nottingham Castle and a silk mill in Beeston burned down. An attempt to liberate prisoners from the House of Correction is thwarted by the military. Following the mobilisation of Yeomanry and large numbers of special constables, an attack on Wollaton Hall is also repelled. In the end two people are shot and wounded by the military. Three persons are subsequently hanged on the steps of Shire Hall (known today as the Galleries of Justice). The castle remained an empty shell for 44 years before being acquired by the town and restored. [16]

The City and Corporation petitioned to enclose part of the Meadows for development but this was refused despite having the advantage of having a major railway station on the site.

20th century

When the Poll Tax in Nottingham is set, campaigners burst into the council chamber on the 5th March and custard pie several councillors.

21st century

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