Was your ancestor involved in electoral violence? Likely not, but you probably don’t know. Check out this map showing English and Welsh election violence that occurred during the 20 General Elections between 1832 and 1914. It contains nearly 3,000 events, ranging from outright riots, involving multiple deaths, to minor incidents, such as the breaking of windows.
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One Reply to “Interactive Map of Election Violence Events in England and Wales, 1832–1914”
Fascinati8ng John. There were … ahem … disturbances ……. during hustings and at polls in many places where members of my family were living. Rural Essex, Wimbledon, Kingston upon Thames, Clerkenwell. Cheers, BT