Flashcards in Lord Liverpool's government. Deck (17):
Between what years did Liverpool's government take place?
Who did he take over from?
Spencer Percival, after his assanination in 1812.
What about his character made him successful?
He was uncontroversial, mostly considered a safe pair of hands despite a lack of gravitas.
What the two main problems faced by Lord Liverpool as PM?
He was not popular with the Prine Regent. Also, struggled with the Queen Caroline affair of 1820.
When and what was the 'Queen Caroline Affair'?
It took place in 1820 and involved the government attempting to help the Prince Regent divorce his popular wife Caroline.
When did Lord Liverpool abolish income tax?
1816. It was replaced by further indirect taxes. This badly affected the laboring poor.
When did Lord Liverpool repeal Habeas Corpus?
1817. It meant those taking part in popular protest did not have the right to a fair trial.
When did Lord Liverpool repeal the Combinations Act?
1822. Allowed some TU's to be set up. However, it was illegal for workers to force others out on strike.
What influential figure pushed for the repeal of the Combinations Act?
When did Lord Liverpool pass his 'Repressive six Acts'?
What were the 'Repressive six Acts'?
No unofficial military training, No seditious meetings, No seditious writings, introduced stamp duties on newspapers so the poor can't buy them, magistrates could search homes, sped up judicial system.
When did Lord Liverpool introduce the Corn-laws?
What were the terms of the Corn-laws?
British corn needed to be 80 shillings a 1/4 before foreign wear was imported. Ensured British corn still in the market, protecting landed classes livelihood.
What caused British corn prices to increase, therefore leading to the introduction of the Corn-laws?
There were poor harvests in 1813. Also, reduced demand in post-war Britain no longer had to supply military campaign.
When did Lord Liverpool introduce his Factory Act?
1919. Children under nine couldn't work more than 12 hours.
Give two examples of 'New look Tories' (liberal Tories)?
Robert Peel, and William Huskisson.