Friends of the People

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Was an association of radical Whig aristocrats and parliamentarians launched in 1792 by Lord John Russell, Charles Grey, and their friends. It advocated moderate parliamentary reform as a means of preserving the constitution. Their most important contribution to the reform cause was probably their report on the state of parliamentary representation, corruption, and influence.

Subjects: British History.

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