chapter  5
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Mostly European

Victorian law reforms were implemented); control of the economy by the aristocracy and other

privileged groups (also prior to nineteenth-century economic reforms).

5. In adopting such attitudes they found themselves: opposed to much previous and by then outdated legal

philosophical tradition, such as was represented by Blackstone;

in favour of various aspects of reform, such as a wider franchise (right to vote) and more representative government.