Talk:Reform Act 1832

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Good article Reform Act 1832 has been listed as one of the Social sciences and society good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.

Third person[edit]

The article states that the Duke of Wellington spoke in the third person during a debate in Parliament. However is this really the case or did Hansard at that time record debates in the third person?--Britannicus (talk) 17:38, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Sources unrelated to the article subject say that Wellington wrote some letters in the third person, so speaking in third person is only a small step from there. Road Wizard (talk) 18:05, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
I've just had a look in Butler's The Passing of the Great Reform Bill and it quotes Wellington (on page 97) saying the same as in the article except in the first person.--Britannicus (talk) 18:19, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
OK. So we have two sources in disagreement. What are the details of the Butler source, and is it reliable? Road Wizard (talk) 18:32, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
Butler does not give a source.--Britannicus (talk) 18:40, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Weird expression[edit]

What does "politically vascular" exactly mean? Bazuz (talk) 12:12, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

And Scotland?[edit]

The changes for Scotland were even greater than those for England and Wales. But there is no article in Wikipedia. You found nothing interesting? Relevance only in things concerning England? --Wiskeps (talk) 21:47, 30 November 2012 (UTC)


The article states "This requirement, known as the forty shilling freehold, was never adjusted for inflation". But was there any inflation at that time? The pound sterling was defined as a fixed amount of mass (a pound) of sterling silver throughout that period, it was not debased. The amount of inflation I would therefore expect to have taken place, is zero. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tarian.liber (talkcontribs) 18:09, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

"Divers abuses"[edit]

May I just put a note here, to discourage people from wrongly correcting it as happens so often... The quote in the first paragraph talks about "divers abuses", not diverse abuses. For information, "divers" means "more than one" - it isn't even a synonym of "diverse". (talk) 13:56, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

I've been trying to edit this today as someone has put it back to "diverse" AGAIN and three times my edit has been reverted by editors. Why? Do they love quotes being wrong or something? (talk) 12:53, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
They're a bad lot, these divers. To avoid divers repeat abuses, I've cited Wikisource. . . dave souza, talk 16:22, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Good idea, well found - thank you! (talk) 08:34, 24 March 2016 (UTC)