Interactive Map

Interactive Map of Election Violence Events in England and Wales, 1832–December 1910


.User Instructions

This map (link at bottom of page) displays English and Welsh election violence that occurred during the 20 General Elections between 1832 and December 1910. It contains around 3000 events, ranging from outright riots involving multiple deaths, to minor incidents, such as the breaking of windows.

On the bottom bar, the map can be filtered by election year(s) by clicking and dragging across different election years, to show only those elections.

1852 and 1857 are selected here

The map can also be filtered to only show one or more event types, by clicking to select/deselect four approximate intensity of event levels, ranging from riots to individual acts of violence.

all except riot are selected here

At the top right of the page, the map is searchable by constituency, town/borough, and village location. At the top left the historic county boundaries displayed (default) can be changed to constituency boundaries.

More details on how to explore the map can be found HERE

If you have any suggested violent events to add to the map, or wish to make us aware of mistakes or inaccuracies regarding the displayed election violence events, please do not hesitate to contact us at