the Conservatives to get legislation through Parliament. Records on Copac Robert. It also redeemed pledges given to the electorate by many Whig candidates in the 18 General Elections. Images copyright National Co-operative Archive. Also, the movement to repeal the. Melbourne returned with Russell as Home Secretary. Records on Copac Gregory Claeys (ed.) The Chartist movement in Britain. Feargus Edward OConnor, who stumped the nation in 1838 in support of the six points. In May 1839, the Whig majority was reduced to five and Melbourne decided to resign.
British Chartism 1830 - 1833
Chartism, British working-class movement for parliamentary reform named after the. People s Charter, a bill drafted by the London radical William Lovett in May. Come such a potent political issue in the 1830s and 1840s? Jones, Rethinking Chartism, in his Languages of Class: Studies in English Working. The Ten Hours Factory Bill (Glasgow, 1833.
The Whig party found itself under attack from a revitalised Tory party led by Sir Robert Peel and by internal divisions. The Tory party, trounced in the 1832 General Election revived and the Whigs saw their majority in the Commons gradually eroded. Dissenters Marriage Act allowing Nonconformists to be married outside an Anglican church, in special circumstances by a civil ceremony. While composed of working people, Chartism was also mobilized around populism as well as clan identity. Records on Copac You can receive regular updates on our special features by joining our mailing list. The rump of the convention returned to London and presented its petition in July. You might also be interested. These measures reinforced State control over the Church.