The “anti-reform” Worcester plate – a time capsule from 1832

Worcester in 1830 - not as idyllic in 1831 (Engraved by E Francis) Source Worcester Archives

The period of 1830-1832 in Britain was marked by waves of protests and disturbances demanding reform of the electoral system. In 1830 the existing arrangements, which dated back to the rule of Henry VI, enfranchised less than three percent of the population, mostly significant land and property owners. With a few exceptions, women, much of… Continue reading The “anti-reform” Worcester plate – a time capsule from 1832