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Even among liberal and reform-minded politicians, the notion of true ‘democracy’ in late 18th-century British politics w...
In the wake of the French Revolution, demands for political reform in Britain remained moderate. Reform organisations, s...
One of the consequences of rapid industrialisation during the Georgian period was a rise in popular protest at the human...
This chart for 1802 shows the numbers of children born and living in the parish workhouses. The document notes infant mo...
This set of regulations was for the Royal Asylum for Female Orphans, effectively a workhouse for girls, at the end of th...
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In May 1820 a group of political radicals plotted to assassinate the British prime minister and his cabinet. Before they...
William Godwin was a political philosopher and novelist. This is his major text, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice...
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What were the Albion Mills? By 1780 4.5% of the steam engines used in industry were located in London. Over the next 20...
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In May 1820 a daring group of political radicals, led by their revolutionary leader Arthur Thistlewood, plotted an audac...
Thomas Paine’s influence as a radical political activist at the end of the 18th century was profound. Extracts from Life...
This short handbill dated from the last years of the 18th century was published in response to the threat of political r...
Cheap Repository Tracts is the title of a popular series of chapbooks written in the 18th century by evangelist Hannah M...
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William Blake made these engravings for John Stedman’s book about his experiences working on the slave-worked plantation...
This single sheet handbill published by Richard Lee in 1795 illustrates a striking republican sentiment rarely seen in B...
This document was drawn up in 1792 by gentlemen in Lambeth in support of the state (monarch, government and church), at ...