Saturday, April 17, 2010

[n.a.]. Last Moments and Death of Her Majesty Queen Caroline…4th Edition.

Caroline died on the night of August 7, 1821 after self-administered doses of magnesia and laudanum. The diagnosis was an obstruction to the bowels. The Tory administration which was in power before, during and after the trial was still in office, but those most resistant to political reform had been replaced with men no longer hostile to the public. Public Opinion, including a popular press and demonstrations by tradesmen and other groups, was established as a positive force in British politics. The political organizing of Henry Brougham, Thomas Denman and others, eventually led to the Reform Act of 1832 which extended the franchise to middle class men.

LC9 336.2

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