History - 1812-22 Criticisms of Liverpool's Opposition by Radicals



  • Many political disturbances after the war e.g. Luddites, Pentrich Rising, Peterloo etc. 
  • The main reason for this was unemployment, wages, poor living/working conditions, no vote. Many radicals saw political/constitional reform as the only way to solve these issues
  • No great desire for revolution, but reform. Cobbett's Political Register sold 200,000 copies in 1816; Hampden clubs were set up to discuss reform ideas and presented petitions to gvt.

Criticisms of LP's government


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