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Chartists


17 People in sitter grouping:

Drafted by William Lovett and Francis Place in 1838, the people's Charter set out 6 demands for parliamentary reform, following growing unrest and discontentment with the Reform Act of 1832. Demands included the right for all men to vote, an annual voting system and for Members of Parliament to receive a salary. Considered as the first mass movement driven by working classes in Britain, the radical movement gained support and petitions signed by millions were presented to the House of Commons between 1839-1848. The third petition presented to the House of Commons was signed by over 3 million but was also rejected. Despite the movement's short life span, it was to have a powerful effect on parliament and by 1918, 5 out of the 6 demands had been approved and passed.

Henry Hunt

Henry Hunt

1773-1835
Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston
Sitter in 17 portraits
Feargus Edward O'Connor

Feargus Edward O'Connor

1796?-1855
Chartist leader
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood

1783-1856
Political reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Collins

John Collins

active early 19th century
Joint author of 'Chartism: A New Organisation of the People'
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Cuffay

William Cuffay

1788-1870
London Chartist leader
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

William Paul Dowling

circa 1824-1877
Chartist, portrait painter and photographer
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Thomas Slingsby Duncombe

Thomas Slingsby Duncombe

1796-1861
Radical politician; MP for Hertford and Finsbury
Sitter in 12 portraits
Robert Emmet

Robert Emmet

1778-1803
Irish nationalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Frost

John Frost

1784-1877
Chartist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Anne Knight

Anne Knight

1786-1862
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Lovett

William Lovett

1800-1877
Chartist and social reformer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Murray M'Douall (McDouall)

Peter Murray M'Douall (McDouall)

1814-1854
Chartist and medical practitioner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Oastler

Richard Oastler

1789-1861
Reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits
James ('Bronterre') O'Brien

James ('Bronterre') O'Brien

1805-1864
Chartist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Elizabeth Pease

Elizabeth Pease

1807-1897
Suffragist and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Prowting Roberts

William Prowting Roberts

1806-1871
Lawyer and Chartist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Rayner Stephens

Joseph Rayner Stephens

1805-1879
Social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits