Riot 1831

Intergroup dynamics within the 1831 reform riots:
towards a new social psycho-history

William James Müller, Queen Square, on the Night of October 30th, 1831, circa 1832, M146 ©BristolCulture

In October 1831 a wave of disturbances swept across England after the rejection of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords.

This wave culminated in Bristol with the most serious riot in nineteenth century Britain.



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1831 Map

This map contains points which show locations for which there are case studies available on this site, either complete or partially complete; pending case studies, which will be available on this site at a later date; and, points of interest, which while relevant to the current study, are not planned to be included in a case study.

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