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Chartists and the general election of 1847

The National Charter Association’s National Registration and Elections Committee (NCREC) aimed to co-ordinate the Chartist challenge at parliamentary elections, but achieved limited success at the general election of 1847. Continue reading Chartists and the general election of 1847

Chartism’s forgotten petition, 1841

Chartism is defined by the three great petitions to Parliament of 1839, 1842 and 1848. What is often overlooked is that there was a fourth petition, collected in the spring of 1841 and presented to MPs in such theatrical style that it is hard to see how it has been largely forgotten. Continue reading Chartism’s forgotten petition, 1841