Reforming Parliament

Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London

Published: 10th July 2020

Reforming Parliament

In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine the campaign and steps taken in the nineteenth century to reform Parliament. This playlist starts by asking what was wrong with Parliament before the Great Reform Act, before going on to look at the Reform Crisis of 1830-32, the passage of the Great Reform Act and its significance. The playlist also contains videos looking at the Second and Third Reform Acts and the Ballot Act, actor readings of key speeches to help students understand the debates that surrounded these measures, and primers on the key politicians involved. Many of these videos have been co-produced with the Parliamentary Archives and the History of Parliament Trust. Note: click the icon in the top right corner to see the complete playlist: