Petition of the month is a new feature overseen by the staff of the Petitions Committee. Find out about some of the most famous campaigns in history and how they started with a petition.
Alice's coffee house was destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire. Its owner, Henry Howard, inspired by plans to rebuild the Palace decided to petition Parliament.
Dr Henry Miller looks at the 1816 campaign to repeal the income tax and the petition of the City of London Corporation.
- The 1814-15 Congress of Vienna and the abolition of the slave trade
Dr Richard Huzzey discusses the link between petitions, the abolition of slave trade and the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
Petition of the month is a new feature overseen by the staff of the Petitions Committee. If you have any comments, or you're an academic or researcher and would like to get involved you can contact us at email@example.com.
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Some of the most famous campaigns in history started with a petition. Start yours today: petition.parliament.uk.
Image: Various scenes showing the Chartist procession through London and the presentation of the petition in the House of Commons, 2 May 1842. Print, by an unknown artist.
© Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA 4171