Pitt's radical challenges
> Radical societies
By the mid-190's at least 80 new political clubs and societies were set up across Britain, largely in urban centres
1. Membership wider than pre-Revolution (only charges 1p per week and stated they were 'open to all')
2. LSC was the largest of these groups. Most members = middle-class and had probabably less than 1000 active members. Thousands would attend open air meetings.
3. Aims: - Not to replace but reform existing systems.
- Universal manhood suffrage.
- Annual elections.
- Abolition of rotten boroughs.
They distanced themselves from extreme ideas of Thomas…