Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


The Battle of Waterloo which marked the end of England's monumental struggle with revolutionary and Imperial France ushered in a series of critical domestic crises, along with the long-sought peace. The brilliant accomplishments of the Duke of Wellington and the British Squares had not sufficed to strifle the long-smoldering desire for reform within the island. The movement for reform, begun in the 1780's, and at first nourished and then terribly weakened by the French Revoolution, had been a victim of both the fear of revolutionary action and the need to crush Napoleon's ambitions. As a result, the cause of Parliamentary Reform remained largely dormant for nearly three decades, yet needed, after 1815, only the fertile soil of worsening economic and political conditions to burst forth anew...


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of The Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1969 William S. Nelson

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