I was stumped recently by a student question and am hoping colleagues on this forum may have an answer. What was the mechanism (if one even existed) whereby British citizens in the colonies (officials and non-officials alike) could exercise their vote?
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I'm looking for co-conspirators on a panel proposal for the Vancouver NACBS meeting (November 2019) -- on ways in which the Empire figures in contemporary British politics, society, and/or culture. My own contribution would be: "Sorry Situations: The British Empire in the politics of official regret, 1995 to the present."
If interested, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your paper idea and a short CV.
There is a story that the phrase "His Majesty King Mob" was graffiti'd on the walls of Newgate Prison during the Gordon Riots.
Does anyone have a source for this? I've seen mention that this is to be found in Hibbert's book 'King Mob', (eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Mob) but I've not found it there.