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1815-1822: Liverpool was seen as harsh and repressive

It can be stated that the government cannot be totally blamed for the discontent of the early years, a
series of bad harvests, a slump in the manufacturing industry and the aftermath of war…

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attacking prisons, the Bank of England and Tower
of London.
March of the Blanketeers (March 1817) - peaceful march, 13 leaders were sent to prison,
- Protest was partly against governments measures pathetic incident but led to great fear of
and partly an attempt to petition Prince Regent to do…

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· The Six Acts (1819) ­ governments response to Peterloo massacre, make sure this violence
did not happen again through repression
power of magistrates to confiscate seditious literature (writings that discussed
actions/violence/disobedience against the government)
to confiscate weapons
banning of public meetings in order to draft petitions
increasing power of…

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· But it had much more to do with the recovery in exports which helped to reduce
unemployment as much more jobs were needing employees to create the goods.
· Also due to the series of good harvests which brought down the price of bread
· Cobbett remarked "I defy…

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the penal code (list of punishments for various crimes) was far too harsh/severe over
200 offences which involved minor offences like stealing a loaf of bread was punishable by
conditions in prisoners were atrocious ­ overcrowded, filthy, child offenders were put
together with hardened criminals.
· Peel introduced a…

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> repeal of the tests and corporations (1828)
> catholic emancipation (1829)
> amending act (1825) repeal of the combination laws (1824)
the bank act (1826

· Reform of penal code (1823) ­ Beales states "These were the years of 'Liberal Toryism'
· Jails Act (1823)…

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· Liverpool's government was always in favour of free trade ­ this was a long-standing policy
which had been delayed by war.
· After 1822 there was a period of economic prosperity in Britain enabling Liverpool to reduce
taxation and ease distress, wasn't due to liberal motives but economic changes…

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Modification Of The Corn Laws 1828 ­ sliding scale
· The Corn Laws were also modified in 1828 from the 1815 corn laws by the introduction of a
sliding scale, this meant that if the price of bread was 73s per quarter bushel then foreign
imports would have no import…




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This is an excellent set of notes on the eras of Lord Liverpool and Peel (1815-1922). It is clearly organised and addresses key essay questions as well as providing a great deal of factual information.



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