Has the society always been the same that we see today? Of course not, it has evolved and underwent many gradual changes through various reform and revolutionary movements. And much of that has been brought about by social reformers who work to make the society a better place to live in. Thanks to their constant campaigning for a better life, we have free trade, improved public sanitation, better educational system, reform of the poor laws, electoral changes and so on. Just like every other country in the world, Britain faced with numerous issues and societal mayhems. However, there were numerous British reformers who not just braved to question the authorities regarding the malpractices and injustice prevalent in the society but fought against the same to establish basic human rights. It is to these national heroes that British today enjoy the societal bliss of equality, high standard of living and equal powers. Much of the same was brought about during the Victorian age which is rightly called the age of reform. Constitutional, economic, political, social reform bills were passed that brought about changes in the structure and processes of the society. With this segment, find out more about the British social reformers, their life and their struggle for reformation and transformation.
Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale
12 May 1820
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759

James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696
Founder of the colony of Georgia

William BeveridgeWilliam Beveridge
05 March 1879

Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler
13 April 1828
Social Worker

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Granville SharpGranville Sharp
10 November 1735