Hyde Park demonstration of 1867

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Historical Context Note

200,000 met at Hyde Park on 6 May in a demonstration organised by the Reform League. The government planned to use violence, but backed down at the last minute. Walpole subsequently resigned. The Reform League's campaigning culminated in the passing of the Reform Act 1867 which gave the vote to representatives of working class men for the first time. Also see our short note on the Hyde Park Riots.
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Editors. "Hyde Park demonstration of 1867". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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