Christopher Wyvill

Christopher Wyvill. Christopher Wyvill (1740–1822) was an English cleric and landowner, a political reformer who inspired the formation of the ''Yorkshire Association'' movement in 1779.

The American Revolutionary War had forced the government of Lord North to increase taxation. Frustrated with government profligacy, Wyvill and the gentry of Yorkshire called for a package of 'economical reforms': cuts in government spending and patronage, annual parliaments and an increase in the number of county seats in parliament.

Wyvill's cause was taken up by the Rockingham Whig opposition, culminating in the carrying of Dunning's motion in 1780. Some moderate reforms were implemented by the Rockingham-led administration of 1782. William Pitt the Younger raised a number of issues surrounding parliamentary reform in opposition to the Fox-North Coalition in 1783, but his proposal failed to gain the necessary support. In the wake of the French Revolution, Wyvill's platform came to be seen as moderate. Its influence can be detected in the later Great Reform Act and Chartist movement in the nineteenth century. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1793
Printed by W. Blanchard for J. Johnson

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1792
Printed by W. Blanchard

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1797
Printed by S. Hodgson

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1793
printed by W. Blanchard; for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, and J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, London; and J. Todd, York

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1796
printed by S. Hodgson. Sold by J. Johnson, London, and J. Todd, York

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1792
Printed by W. Blanchard, for J. Johnson, ST. Paul's Church-Yard; J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, London; and J. Todd, York

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1812
Printed for J. Ridgway

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1804
[s.n.]

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1801
Printed by Lucas Lund

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1783
printed by W. Blanchard and Co. for J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, London

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1799
printed by L. Lund, Little-Stonegate

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1794
printed by W. Blanchard: sold by J. Johnson, ST. Paul's Church-Yard, London, and J. Todd, York. MDCCXCIV. Entered at Stationers-Hall

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1793
York printed: - London reprinted, for F. and C. Rivington

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1794
printed by W. Blanchard: sold by J. Johnson, ST. Paul's Church-Yard, London, and J. Todd, York

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by Wyvill, Christopher
Published 1771
Sold by J. Townsend, in London-Street; B. White, in Fleet Street; and T. Payne, at the Mews-Gate, Charing-Cross