The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third, 1760-1860: With a New Supplementary Chapter, 1861-1871, by Sir Thomas Erskine May, Volumen 2

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Democratic sentiments provoked by distress 18171820
71
Parties under Lord Melbourne
77
Conservative reaction
84
The second Braintree case
86
Essential difference between Conservatives and Liberals
93
Effect of reform upon parties
96
CHAPTER IX
102
In the reigns of George I and II
108
Politics formerly a profession
110
Juries denied the right to judge of the offence of libel
114
Mr Foxs Act to amend the law of libel
122
Protestant associations their bigotry and violence
129
Exaggerated alarm of democracy
139
Trials of Muir Palmer and others
156
Military action in absence of a magistrate
159
State trials 1794 of Watt and Downie
164
300
168
The seditious meetings bill
170
Regulation of newspapers 178998
177
Trials of Watson and others 1817
189
The Manchester meeting
195
Final domination of public opinion over authority
201
its means of agitation
206
But continued in another form
207
Complete freedom of the press established
213
The Church policy of Anne and George I and II
216
Riots on rejection of the second reform bill
219
Ilis trial 1844
227
Trades unions and Dorchester laborers
234
Political agitation reviewed
242
Actions brought by them
249
Habeas Corpus Act suspended 1794
256
Habeas Corpus Act suspended 1817
257
Impressment for the navy
263
Relief to insolvent debtors
270
Progress of public opinion 176092
272
Employment of spies and informers
276
The Cato Street Conspiracy 1820
278
Protection of foreigners in England
283
Democratic associations
284
The Orsini conspiracy 1858
289
Rigorous enforcement of conformity
295

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