The Champion of Reform
Publication: The Champion of Reform
Publication type: Broadside
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
Joseph Hume (1777-1855)
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)
John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1782-1845)
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
It is not clear if this poem is published in Scotland, or written by a Scottish poet. The poem is a celebration of the passing of the Great Reform Bill, and it particularly heralds the efforts of Earl Grey as well as Hume, Brougham and O'Connell. The poem has clearly been written before the passing of the 'Scotch and Irish Bills', later in 1832, as the speaker hopes that they will be passed shortly. A handwritten note is included at the bottom of the broadside, 5 July 1832, which may refer to the publication date.