Heinemann Advanced History: The Extension of the Franchise 1832-1931

Bob Whitfield

Heinemann Advanced History: The Extension of the Franchise 1832-1931

By Bob Whitfield
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The Extension of the Franchise 1832-1931, covers the changes that took place in the size and composition of the electorate in Modern Britain and how those changes came about.


Each of the books is a manageable topic giving students a clear sense of achievement as they work their way through. There are extra notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information.

Series overview
The Heinemann Advanced History Series is a series which provides excellent coverage of all the most popular topics.
Table of contents
  • Parliamentary Reform 1815–50
  • How was society changing?
  • How was Britain governed?
  • Why did pressure for parliamentary reform increase after 1815?
  • Why did Parliament vote to reform itself?
  • What was the impact of the Great Reform Act?
  • Did the Reform Act lead to further reforms?
  • What was the Chartist movement?
  • Votes for Women 1867–1928
  • What was the status of women in Victorian society?
  • Why did the campaign for women's suffrage begin in the 1860s?
  • How successful was the early suffragist movement?
  • What were the origins of the militant suffragette movement?
  • How did the First World War affect the campaign for women's suffrage?
  • What was the impact on British society of the enfranchisement of women?
  • Representation and Democracy 1830–1931
  • Why democracy?
  • How undemocratic was the British political system?
  • How did the electoral system become more democratic?
  • What was the significance of these reforms?
  • Why was the transition to democracy such a lengthy business?
  • What was the impact of the political parties?
  • What was the impact on the role of the state?
  • Conclusion.

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