Extent of Success for Radicals by 1819


Extent of Success for Radicals 

Government Response 

  • Praised Manchester Magistrates after Peterloo, clearly didnt like radicals 
  • Also made use of spies, oliver the spy in 1817 in the Pentridge uprising 
  • War with France led to further opression, combination acts of 1799 and 1800 
  • However were sometimes lenient, Acquitted all in Spa Fields in 1817 
  • Tory government made it very hard, Lord Liverpool and Pitt

Extent of Radical Success

  • Gave the people a voice, London Corresponding society 
  • Increase in literate population meant that pamphlets promoting radicalism could


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