Harking Forwards: Henry Hunt, Glastonbury and the English Constitution

Henry Hunt is famed for promoting universal male suffrage through his public speaking across Britain, which attracted mass audiences in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Unbeknown to many people, Hunt was Lord of the Manor of Glastonbury, using the town as a base to discuss, and experiment with, radical reform. Stout’s article examines Henry Hunt’s activities in Glastonbury and his legacy among the populace.

A Rearguard Action: Bristol Toryism and the Reform Bill, 1830-32

"During the 1810s and 1820s, the Tory merchant and banker Richard Hart Davis rode high in Bristol electoral politics. Elected as one of the city's two MPs at a bye-election in 1812, he retained his seat at the general election of that year and at subsequent elections in 1818, 1820, 1826 and 1830". John Stevens looks at how Toryism was in the ascendancy, restricting the influence of Whiggism in Bristol.