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Tom Banbury

Tom Banbury is a graduate student in the History Department at Durham University, studying European and East Asian Environmental history. He writes on history, environmentalism, and ecological policy.

The Struggle for the Great Reform Act

On 7 June 1832, the first Representation of the People Act passed, laying the foundations for the growth of representative democracy in Britain – it was a partial victory won by centuries of agitation.

The Ancient Roots of Trespass

The Tory government’s plan to make trespass a criminal offence is part of a centuries-old tradition: using the law to protect wealthy landowners at the expense of our right to roam.