Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

The development of the franchise in England

Serious  disquiet  with the  Commons’ electoral  qualifications, provisions  and practices began  in  Elizabeth’s reign and reached  its highest  pitch,  prior to the 1640s, during the years 1621  to  1623. The discontent  was provoked primarily by the situation  in  the  boroughs … Continue reading

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