Third Reform Act: Gladstone writes to the queen

This is part of a letter from Prime Minister William Gladstone to Queen Victoria, outlining the government's plan to introduce a new franchise Bill in the forthcoming year. The Third Reform Act of 1884 gave the counties the same electoral qualifications as the boroughs. With the majority of adult males now entitled to vote, the total exclusion of women was even more evident.
Catalogue reference: CAB 41/18/2 (4 January 1884)

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