Evening talk - Towards Democracy: the Municipal Reform Act (1832)

Ref: C3530228

Discover how the electoral franchise of the 25 members of the Tiverton Corporation, with the power of electing two M.P.s, was extended to hundreds of the townspeople in one fell swoop.

Additional information about this course

NB no fee waiver is available on this course

Course aim

This talk will look at the effects the Municipal Reform Act of 1832 had on the borough of Tiverton, which, before the Act, was often described as the 'most rotten borough in the country'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • describe the events leading up to the Municipal Reform Act
  • gain some idea of the political situation in Tiverton before 1832...
  • ...and after
  • describe the effects of the Act
  • recognise some of the local personalities at the time

How will I be taught?

  • pointers will be given for further research and reading

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • encouraged to raise questions and discuss the subject

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Evening talk - Towards Democracy: the Municipal Reform Act (1832)

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