Declamation of democracy by Vahlenkamp

How did England become a democracy?

In 1721 Britain became a full constitutional monarchy, under George I, when a single parliamentarian (Robert Walpole) became head of government in the office of First Lord of the Treasury, which later became known as “Prime Minister”. By this time Britain had the largest and most powerful Empire in history and the British people were the freest in the world.

Finally the democracy came in 1918 with the Representation of the People Actwhich saw the size of the electorate triple from 7.7 million to 21.4 million.

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Parliament at sunset by JohnWright5

The British parliament at sunset.
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The Palace of Westminster by JohnWright5

A view of the UK Parliament, taken just after it rained, as ever in London! But then a lovely golden sky emerged. I hope you like it. You can see more of my photos at:

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