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ONLINE TALK: Wiltshire Constituencies and the 1832 Reform Act

Michael Hodges examines the considerable (over) representation that Wiltshire for historic reasons enjoyed in the House of Commons prior to 1832.

In addition to the two county seats, sixteen boroughs in Wiltshire each sent two MPs up to Westminster – in all about 5% of the total. These ranged from the very rotten Old Sarum through pocket boroughs such as Calne and Downton, effectively belonging to the Marquesses of Landsdowne and the Earls of Radnor respectively, to more respectable boroughs such as Devizes and Salisbury. He looks at some of those individuals who sat for these seats. He concludes by looking relatively briefly at how the Great Reform Act of 1832 was eventually passed.

Zoom webinar.
The link is sent to ticket-holders on the day of the event, before 7pm.

Tickets and booking
£10 per screen
All proceeds to the Victoria County History Wiltshire Trust, who have organised this lecture.
Booking – essential via ONLINE link below.

Date and Time
Wednesday 23 November, 7.30pm

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  • 23rd November 2022
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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