Electoral Behavior in Unreformed England
Plumpers, Splitters, and Straights
John A. Phillips


This work examines the development of popular politics in four representative English towns between 1761 and 1802. The book addresses hitherto unanswered yet fundamental questions about the electorate and the electoral system of later eighteenth-century England.

First published in 1982.

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