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Power, Politics and Protest
The growth of political rights in Britain in the 19th century
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A reward poster from Kent, probably posted in August or September 1830
(Catalogue ref: HO 52/8)
HO 52/8; reward poster from Kent, c.1830

As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • How many times was Jonathan Thompson’s property set on fire?
  • What was the job of the County Fire Office?
  • Why do you think these fires were started?
  • What do you think was the purpose of this poster?
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