School of History

HST5365 - Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1928

Module code: HST5365

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 2

Module Convenor: Dr Robert Saunders

This module charts the rise of democracy from the "Great" Reform Act of 1832 to equal suffrage in 1928.  The rise of democracy was not just a political development; it was a cultural and intellectual revolution, with implications for the Empire, the relationship between men and women, and the survival of the UK. We will explore the case against democracy and assess the influence of debates about race, sex and the American Civil War, as well as considering the legacy of these ideas for democracy in the twenty-first century.

Assessment: Essay 1 (2,000 words) [50%] and Essay 2 (2,000 words) [50%]
Level: 5