Constitutional Society


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April 1771
John Horne (later John Horne Tooke ) and others seceded from the Bill of Rights Society to form the Constitutional Society .
October 1790
Thomas Walker founded the ManchesterConstitutional Society .
June 1791
Joseph Priestley founded a Constitutional Society in Birmingham.
November 1791
The SheffieldConstitutional Society , a working-class reform association, was formed.
April 1794
Thomas Walker , leading Manchester cotton merchant and founder of the Constitutional Society there, was acquitted on a trumped-up charge of conspiring to subvert the constitution.
December 1820
The Constitutional Association (at the opposite end of the political spectrum from the various Constitutional Societies ) was formed in the wake of the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819, with the aim of silencing...