History - 1812-22 Criticisms of Liverpool's Anti-Radical Action



  • LP's gvt regarded all groups as a serious threat and took measures that can be classed as repression e.g. keeping control, restricting liberties, quelling riots and stamping out riots.

Key actions designed to prevent revolution:

  • Spies and informers
  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus 1817 and Seditious Meeting Act 1817 - The Gagging Acts.
  • The Six Acts 1819
  • Keeping the Combination Laws

Criticism of LP's government

  • Radicals said policies were cruel and repressive. Shelley wrote bitter lines in Mask of Anarchy - "I met murder on the way - he had a…


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