In the Reform (green) area Mr Monkey learned about radical thinkers such as Thomas Paine (whose bones were dug up and lost by William Cobbet) and about how Earl Grey (inventor of the tea) forced changes in Britain's electoral system through Parliament. He examined Tom Paine's death mask, and slid open a drawer to look at a cartoon celebrating the 1832 Reform Act.
You can read about Thomas Paine at the History Guide website and about the 1832 Reform Act at the British Library website.
Return to Mr Monkey at The People's History Museum
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.