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By Maurice Cowling

The passage of the Reform invoice of 1867 is without doubt one of the significant difficulties in nineteenth-century British background. Mr Cowling presents a full-scale clarification, in response to a variety of archive fabric, together with 4 significant manuscript collections no longer formerly used. Mr Cowling can pay equivalent realization to the view taken by means of Parliament of the category constitution and to the goals and methods of politicians in Parliament and outdoors. He units this designated ancient narrative in an analytical framework, the assumptions of which he discusses at size.

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Who] kn[e]w what monstrous tyranny [was] exercised by the trades unions and how wholly powerless the workman would be to resist the leaders of 27 DISRAELI, GLADSTONE AND REVOLUTION these combinations if they chose to make use of their power.. 1 The Palmerstonian alliance had been based on the belief that a Whig/Radical combination would carry active working-class feeling with it without abandoning anything essential in the process. Fear of the unknown when Palmerston died operated in different ways on different people.

He adequately reflected the limits of his political world when he added that the organized power of the existing aristocracy * forms a citadel which can hardly be invested, and can only be taken, it may be, by the labour of generations'. However extensive his demagoguery, Bright saw himself as a practical politician, ' not much believ[ing] in far-reaching schemes .. 1 Bright was ill and depressed in 1866 and 1867. He addressed one outdoor meeting in London, joined no marches, was involved in no disorder.

Like Derby, Stanley and Disraeli in April 1867, he received delegations: though he wrote to the Morning Star and to Beales personally, he at no time addressed their meetings. George Potter caught his imagination in 1867; but as a symbol of the intelligent working-men to whom Parliament had a duty to perform, not as the leader of a movement with a right to dictate policy. Gladstone gave the League no support at the moment in May 1867 at which its defiance of government was strongest, 'fac[ed] both ways'1 on the Royal Parks bill and took pains to remove the impression that he supported illegality.

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