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God Grant the People’s Right!

A reformer’s take on ‘God Save the King’, published in Warwick during the late 1820s or early 1830s. The song includes criticism of the Duke of Wellington, then leader of the Tory Party and an opponent of the Reform Bill.

This document is from a small collection of political ephemera in the 'Miscellaneous collection'; document reference: MSS.21/1330/94.

More examples of political song sheets and other election ephemera from the late 18th and early 19th century are included in our online collection of Warwickshire political ephemera, 1774-1874. This includes items from the archive collections of the Modern Records Centre and Warwickshire County Record Office.

God grant the peoples right