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Parliamentary Reform and Chartism

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Victorian Britain

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Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 31 min | Categories: History

In 1830, only 1 in 20 Britons had the vote. There was no secret ballot, and Parliament was riddled with "rotten boroughs." The Reform Act of 1832 abolished many old constituencies, created new ones, and cautiously expanded the franchise. Chartists pushed for much more....