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Posted: 1/28/2014 10:55:38 AM EDT
Did the average Englishman vote for their representatives in the House of Commons?  If not, how were they chosen?
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 11:04:24 AM EDT
At that time, only landowners voted. Most of the rank and file were tenants on the land where they lived and farmed.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:40:46 PM EDT
The qualified franchise was the norm then, both in the metropolitan UK and the colonies.
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