A9: Democracy in Britain


1. Find out what democracy means and write a definition.

2. Find out what percentage of the population could vote at each of the following dates: 1800, 1832, 1867, 1884, 1918, 1928. Plot this on a graph or other chart.

You will be able to find the information you need in a good history textbook that covers the 19th century but these websites may also help your research. Use the information to explain how democratic Britain was at each point.

The History of British Democracy - The Telegraph

Democracy - BBC Bitsize 1

Democracy - BBC Bitesize 2

National Archives - Politics

National Archives - Getting the Vote

Spartacus 1

Spartacus 2

Spartacus 3

BBC - UK Population

Tacitus - Population British - Atlas


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