Why Britain became more Democratic -Social Changes

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Access to Information (social changes)

  • The spread of railways- one major impact was that small, isolated parts of Britain now became connected.
  • Newspapers and political writings such as Thomas Paines 'The Rights of Man' were more accessable 
  • PM Gladstone used the railways to travel to different parts of the Britain to make political speeches. Both literate and illiterate people would listen- tens of thousands, spreading interest in politics.
  • In Midlothian 50'000 attended and there were only 6000 seats
  • Improved education- many middle class and some working class people had…


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