Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832
Public Affairs 2013
Hardback 336pp Illustrated
9781610393317   Product Code: 22674
The bestselling historical biographer Antonia Fraser turns her attention to the personalities caught up in the tempestuous period between July 1830 and the passing of the Great Reform Bill in June 1832. Against a backdrop of bad harvests, hunger and Swing riots, the book explores the struggle for and against reform by the reforming Whig aristocrats led by Lord Grey, the conservative opposition headed by the Duke of Wellington, and radicals such as William Cobbett, Francis Place and Thomas Attwood.