Significance of Extra Parliamentary Protest 1790-1819


Significance of Extra Parliamentry Protest 1790-1819

The London Corresponding Society (1792-1793) 

  • Wanted a Liberal Revolution, universal suffrage and annual parliaments, founded by Thomas Hardy 
  • Aims set out in a key pamphlet in 1792, the Adress of the London Corresponding Societry to the other Societies of Great Britain 
  • Charged a very low subscription fee, made up of all classes, mainly working class
  • Several reactionary groups established in response, Association for preserving liberty and property against republicans and levelers (1792) 
  • Government used loyalist press to circulate propaganda and prop up association movement 

Spa Fields Meeting (1816) 

  • Led by middle class leaders such as Sir Francis Burdett


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