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In a Nutshell

In 19th-century Britain, the working classes united under six demands and one rallying cry – power to the people!

IN A NUTSHELL CHARTISM

What was Chartism?

In the 1830s, Britain entered a period of depression, with the already suffering working classes hit by further unemployment and with only meagre poor relief to sustain them. The atmosphere was ripe for the emergence of a new type of working-class radicalism, one that sought to gain political representation for poorer members of society. Enter the Chartist movement.

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