1831: Bristol Burns

W. J. Müller - Bristol Burns (1831)

W. J. Müller: Bristol Burns (1831)

Arising from the House of Lords’s rejection of a bill that would have increased representation in the House of Commons, the 1831 Bristol Riots were part of the long struggle for democracy in the UK. (Only 6,000 of the 104,000 population had the vote.)

Four men were hanged despite a petition of 10,000 signatures given to King William IV.

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