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  1. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    Just a brief exert from the work I'm doing at the minute... won't be too long now... (this is the introduction to the next part to be posted) 1903. Joseph Chamberlain stood upon the dispatch box on last time. He was aware, he said to Charles Dilke in 1874, his future Leader of the Senate...
  2. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    I thought I had mentioned the Slavery Abolition Act, but it seems I've missed it out - ITL, the Slavery Abolition Act is still passed in 1833.
  3. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    Perhaps, but I think it will take some time. The cleavage between the two camps is sure to be empire - mirroring the Imperialist and Little Englander groups at this time.
  4. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    In all likelihood, it's probably going to be quite similar in India until the Sepoy Rebellion in 57 - this will be in a period where Foreign Affairs and Colonial Affairs are paramount the substance of the update will be more foreign policy focused
  5. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter VII

    II, VII: Second Age of Peel Robert Peel helped unite the "Liberal" factions in Parliament, but it was an unstable coalition Lets roll back. The date is 13th January 1846, and Queen Victoria had submitted the writs for elections to the Commons, the Provincial Orders and Municipal Councils...
  6. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter VI

    II, VI: The Age of Famine Isaac Butt, Chief Secretary of Ireland The Order elections took a significantly longer time to certify, as the nomination process for the Second Order was complex and in Ireland's case, were now moot by the dismissal of Lord Heytesbury. Leinster wished to find a...
  7. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter V

    II , V: Age of Duncombe T. S Duncombe, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, first Radical Prime Minister Duncombe would be the Prime Minister, that much was true. But the remaining forces in Parliament organised themselves again around Peel, still unified by Free Trade and their aversion to...
  8. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter IV

    II , IV: First Age of Peel Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The divisions of the new Parliament represented the new politics of the ratepayer age; both major parties were advocating reform, but the division now became between middle-classes and upper-classes, who believed...
  9. AHC: Restore the Irish population to pre-famine levels by 1900

    My timeline concentrates will be concentrating on something that mitigate totally the effect of the famine, but does reduce it, meaning that Ireland retains more of its population in a time when it also receives limited autonomy. Worth checking out, hasn't got there yet but will soon!
  10. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter III

    II , III: Age of Russell The New Parliament, still sitting at Buckingham Palace, reflected this ever-shifting electorate. With fewer seats unopposed, Tories were hurt but continued the trend in the Commons of electing members from the 'Peelite' branch, cannibalising the Blue camp in the...
  11. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter II

    II , II: Age of Brougham, Part II House of Commons meeting, 1833 The Parliament was recalled for 3rd March with a state opening, and while the Lords would properly come into session a few weeks later, the Commons returned an immediately elected a new Speaker, James Abercromby, to guide the...
  12. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part 2, Chapter I

    II , I: Age of Brougham, Part I Henry Brougham, Leader of the Whigs, 1831-37 There was just a nothingness over London in the morning after the regicide. "Again" was the most used word in the city and in the days that followed, the country. In the streets, people weren't fierce, they weren't...
  13. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    I would say Ernest Augustus would be the next in line, but the succession would struggle to agree to a popular constitution, which would surely be the condition most of the opposition would put on taking the Crown. As a known Conservative and Reactionary, it’s also fairly certain to say the...
  14. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    Yes, there'll be some investigations into India, definitely. Although I'm not entirely sure in what format. Would love to know your thoughts As far as I can see, the 'constitutional' process would revert rule to the Privy Council - there would be the question of certain 'compromised' figures...
  15. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960

    Any comments or questions would be much appreciated - I’m trying to cover everything but recommendations or considerations for future research topics would be much appreciated to help with the accuracy!
  16. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part I, Chapter VI

    I, VI: The Grand National Holiday & Provincial Charters On February 18th, as a meeting of Quakers at a Friends Meeting Hall in Liverpool was violently broken up by Yeomanry, leaving 6 men dead and the Meeting Hall burned to the ground, Wellington privately called upon Eldon to make an example...
  17. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part I, Chapter V

    I, V: Council Rule and Collective Action Grey condemned the decision and condemned Wellington for his compliance with it. With this condemnation, Political Unions were able to mobilise against the actions and organise meetings. Public meetings began again for a second phase in November, and...
  18. The Popular Will: Reformism, Radicalism & Republicanism in Britain 1815-1960
    Threadmarks: Part I, Chapter IV

    I, IV: The Regent As the bullet fired through William, only one thing was sure; Princess Victoria of Kent would assume the role of Regent of the Crown. It was assured, with some conditions, in the Regency Act of 1830, passed just 10 months before. Heir Presumptive Victoria, her daughter, had...
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