The United Kingdom

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland had an estimated population of 29m. (1861 census: England and Wales 20m., Ireland 6m., Scotland 3m.). The electorate, still restricted by the property qualifications of the 1832 Reform Act, was 1·1m.


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  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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