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Was the Tory Government repressive between 1815-1821?

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  • Was the Tory Government repressive between 1815-1821?

    I apologise if I've placed this in the wrong place
    In depth answers would be helpful please
    things to take into consideration: what problems the end of the war bought, the Radicals, was the Government response justified.
    supposed to say harsh in the poll
    3
    yes
    66.67%
    2
    no
    0.00%
    0
    cant say either way
    33.33%
    1

    The poll is expired.

    Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true - Gaius Julius Caesar

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    I have always thought that given the fact that the British government had just emerged form a long war and were conditioned to think of those that disagreed with them as 'enemy' made it easier to react harshly, not to say violently, to outbreaks of civil unrest, which brought on automatic thoughts of "Robespierre and the Terror." The Peterloo Massacre was an obvious instance of overreaction on the part of the authorities and brought about a justified revulsion in the public mind.
    Will no one tell me what she sings?--
    Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
    For old, unhappy, far-off things,
    And battles long ago:
    -William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"

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