The Strategy of "Dissent" in the Repeal Campaign, 1820-1828

  title={The Strategy of "Dissent" in the Repeal Campaign, 1820-1828},
  author={Roxy W Davis},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={374 - 393}
  • R. W. Davis
  • Published 1 December 1966
  • History, Law
  • The Journal of Modern History
D -, URING the first three decades of the nineteenth century, questions of religious tests for political office dominated British domestic politics. The most important question was that of Catholic disability for office, which the Act of Union in 1800 had made important in the problem of governing Ireland. But the Catholics were not the only large class of British subjects who suffered from legal disqualification for office. English Dissenters were also excluded. The Corporation Act of 1661 and… 
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