Ticket for a political meeting at the Theatre Royal
Medium: Print on paper
After the death of the Conservative leader, Benjamin Disraeli, some of his followers established a society called the Primrose League. Named for Disraeli's favourite flower, it was devoted to the promotion of his ideals. This is an admission ticket for one of their meetings at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.
The Primrose League aimed to make politics accessible to everyone, providing social activities and entertainment, like cricket matches and garden parties, for the working classes. Women were given the opportunity to have a political role and the League campaigned for an extension of the right to vote regardless of class or wealth. By the 1890s it was the largest political organisation in the country.