Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c.1770-1918

Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c.1770-1918

Paperback Seminar Studies in History

By (author) Eric J. Evans


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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 8mm | 182g
  • Publication date: 27 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0582294673
  • ISBN 13: 9780582294677
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,368,659

Product description

Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through the period, involving rather more attention to those important changes in the 1880s which are often underplayed.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Origins: parliamentary reform and the historians; parliamentary reform agitation before 1832. Part 2 the "Great" Reform Act of 1832: causes; consequences. Part 3 Redefining the privileged pale of the constitution: no "final solution", 1848-65; towards reform 1865-68 - the causes of the "leap in the dark"; consequences - the leap and its aftermath, 1867-80; corruption, reform and redistribution, 1883-5. Part 4 Votes for women - and many more men: the women's suffrage campaign, 1867-1914; towards democracy, 1910-18. Part 5 Conclusion and assessment. Part 6 Documents. Appendices: parliamentary reform legislation, 1832-1928; the growth of the electorate.