Perilous Question

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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.

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Perilous Question

Perilous Question

Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832

Hardback336pp Illustrated

9781610393317     Product Code: 222674

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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.

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