The Growing Pressure for Parliamentary Reform 1780-1832

  • Created by: MrBird20
  • Created on: 18-03-17 18:19

Attempts at Parliamentary Reform in the 1780s

  • Attempts were made to pass parliamentary reform
  • Attempts set out to resolve issues surrounding rotten boroughs and corruption and bribery
  • Influenced by campaigning outside of Parliament
  • Three attempts were made
  • All attempts ultimately failed in 1780s
  • George III was opposed to reform
  • Divisions between Fox's supporters and Pitt's supporters
  • No real attempt at reform after 1785

French Revolution 1789

  • Inspired attempts to propose moderate parliamentary reform by the Whigs in 1790s
  • Inspired radical groups and socities to campaign for reform and gave them an intellectual foundation
  • Gave…


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