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Parliamentary Reform 1785 1928.

Author: Sean Lang
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2005. ©2005
Series: Questions and analysis in history.
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Parliamentary Reform 1785-1928 surveys the dynamically changing role of the British Parliament from the pre-reformed Parliament through: the 1832 Great Reform Act Chartism the campaign for working class suffrage Catholic emancipation the long struggle for the granting of female suffrage. Beginning with a wide survey of the origins and nature of Parliament, the author offers a detailed context for the campaigns for  Read more...
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Lang, Sean.
Parliamentary Reform 1785 1928.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Lang
ISBN: 9780203980941 0203980948
OCLC Number: 1048580268
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages).
Contents: HALF-TITLE --
TITLE --
COPYRIGHT --
CONTENTS --
SERIES PREFACE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
1 THE UNREFORMED PARLIAMENT --
SOURCES --
1. THE UNREFORMED ELECTORAL SYSTEM --
Source A: approximate size of the electorate in England and Wales (1831). --
Source B: contested elections in England. --
Source C: parliamentary seats (1801). --
Source D: from a legal brief drawn up in 1762. --
Source E: Sir Robert Inglis MP in the House of Commons (1 March 1831). --
Worked answer: Question 2 --
SOURCES --
2. ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST REFORM, 1785-1793 --
Source F: Pitt introducing his Parliamentary Reform Bill (18 April 1785). --
Source G: from the debate on Mr Flood's parliamentary reform motion (4 March 1790). --
Source H: Pitt replying to Charles Grey's reform motion (30 April 1792). --
Source I: Charles Grey MP introducing a parliamentary reform petition from the Society of Friends of the People (2 May 1793). --
Note on language --
Worked answer: Question 2 --
2 THE GREAT REFORM ACT --
SOURCES --
1. THE REFORM CRISIS, 1831-2 --
Source A: Thomas Babington Macaulay MP, speaking in the debate on the first Reform Bill (2 March 1831). --
Source B: Doherty's Voice of the People, a radical newspaper (1 January 1831). --
Source C: the Edinburgh Review, a Whig journal (June 1831). --
Source D: the Quarterly Review, a Tory journal (February 1831). --
Worked answer: Question 2 --
SOURCES --
2. THE IMPACT OF THE GREAT REFORM ACT --
Source E: Charles Greville's diary. --
15 March 1831 --
Source F: Lord Eldon, speaking against the second reading of the Reform Bill in the House of Lords (7 October 1831). --
Source G: Hansard's Parliamentary History (4 June 1832). --
Source H: the Westminster Review, a Tory journal (1833). --
Source I: Charles Greville's diary. --
December 4, 1835 --
Worked answer: Question 4 --
3 CHARTISM: THE DEMAND FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. Source G: Disraeli introducing the Reform Bill (18 March 1867). --
Source H: Disraeli speaking against Gladstone's amendments to the Reform Bill (12 April 1867). --
Source I: The Leader of the Opposition supports Hodgkinson's Amendment. --
Source J: --
Source K: --
Source L: Disraeli --
Source M: Disraeli, speaking on Monday 20 May 1867. --
Worked answer: Question 3 --
5 THE PROFESSIONALISATION OF POLITICS, 1867-1900 --
SOURCES --
1. TORY DEMOCRACY AND GLADSTONIAN LIBERALISM --
Source A: John K. Walton, Disraeli (1990). --
Source B: Robert Blake, Disraeli (1966). --
Source C: Paul Smith, Disraeli (1996). --
Source D: Stanley Weintraub, Disraeli (1993). --
Source E: T.A. Jenkins, Disraeli and Victorian Conservatism (1996) --
Worked answer: Question 3 --
Source F: E.J. Feuchtwanger, Gladstone (1975). --
Source G: H.C.G. Matthew, Gladstone, 1809-1874 (1988). --
Source H: Roy Jenkins, Gladstone (1995). --
Source I: Jonathon Parry, The Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain (1995). --
Worked answer: Question 8 --
SOURCES --
2. POLITICAL PARTIES AFTER 1867 --
Source J: School Board election poster (1876). --
Source K: Cambridge Borough election song (1886). --
Source L: letter from Joseph Chamberlain to The Times (13 April 1880). --
Source M: Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lord Salisbury (3 April 1884). --
Worked answer: Question 3 --
6 THE LABOUR MOVEMENT AND THE GROWTH OF DEMOCRACY --
SOURCES --
1. THE THIRD REFORM ACT --
Source A: The Times (2 January 1884). --
Source B: The Times (17 January 1884). --
Source C: Gladstone to Queen Victoria (23 July 1884). --
Source D: The Times (18 March 1885). --
Source E: Conservative MPs in England. --
Worked answer: Question 1 --
SOURCES --
2. THE GROWTH OF LABOUR --
Source F: William Morris, News from Nowhere (1890). Source G: Ben Tillett's by-election address, Bradford Observer (11 July 1895). --
Source H: H.M. Hyndman, The Historical Basis of Socialism (1883). --
Source I: George Bernard Shaw, The Transition to Social Democracy' in Fabian Essays (1889). --
Worked answer: Question 1 --
7 THE DECLINE OF THE MONARCHY AND THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS --
SOURCES --
1. THE MONARCH AND THE CHOICE OF MINISTERS --
Source A: memorandum by Prince Albert (11 July 1850). --
Source B: letter from Queen Victoria to Lady Ely (21 September 1879). --
Source C: Queen Victoria to Sir Henry Ponsonby, her private secretary (8 April 1880). --
Source D: the Duke of Connaught to Queen Victoria (11 April 1880). --
Source E: memorandum by Queen Victoria (23 April 1880). --
Source F: Gladstone's account of his meeting with the queen, accepting her invitation to form a government (23 April 1880). --
Worked answer: Question 4 --
SOURCES --
2. THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET AND THE PARLIAMENT BILL --
Source G: Lord Lansdowne, the Unionist (Conservative) leader in the Lords, speaking against the budget (22 November 1909). --
Source H: Lord Loreburn, the Lord Chancellor, replying to Lansdowne (22 November 1909). --
Source I: Asquith speaking in the House of Commons (20 July 1911). --
Source J: Lord Halsbury speaking against the Parliament Bill in the House of Lords (20 July 1911). --
Source K: Lord Curzon speaking on the Parliament Bill in the House of Lords (10 August 1911). --
Worked answer: Question 3 --
8 VOTES FOR WOMEN --
SOURCES --
1. THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VOTE --
Source A: Mrs Pankhurst, speaking from the dock at Bow Street Magistrates' Court (1908). --
Source B: letter to The Times from Dr Almoth Wright (28 March 1912). --
Source C: Sylvia Pankhurst, The Suffragette Movement (1931). Source D: letter from three members of the Cambridge branch of the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, printed in the Cambridge Daily News (9 June 1913). --
Source E: reply from four members of the NUWSS, printed in the Cambridge Daily News (11 June 1913). --
Worked answer: Question 1 --
SOURCES --
2. FEMALE SUFFRAGE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR --
Source F: Ada Nield Chew, a radical suffragist, writing in Cotton Factory Times (9 March 1917). --
Source G: press release from the Minister of Munitions of War (January 1917). --
Source H: Mrs Millicent Fawcett to Asquith (19 May 1916). --
Source I: Lord Selborne writing to Lord Salisbury (25 August 1916). --
Source J: Asquith speaking in the House of Commons (March 1917). --
Worked answer: Question 2 --
NOTES AND SOURCES --
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY --
PRIMARY SOURCES --
SECONDARY TEXTS --
INDEX.
Series Title: Questions and analysis in history.

Abstract:

Parliamentary Reform 1785-1928 surveys the dynamically changing role of the British Parliament from the pre-reformed Parliament through: the 1832 Great Reform Act Chartism the campaign for working class suffrage Catholic emancipation the long struggle for the granting of female suffrage. Beginning with a wide survey of the origins and nature of Parliament, the author offers a detailed context for the campaigns for its reformation of in the nineteenth century and the attitude of Victorians towards it. This comprehensive approach promotes understanding of the wider issues of parliamentary reform and provides an essential aid and context to students studying this topic.

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