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12 This was particularly clear after electoral defeats or loss of office, nationally (in 1841, 1857, and 1866) and locally. Both Norman Conquest and the reign of Clovis had despoiled the people and established private property in land. Unlike radicals in 1831–2 or 1866–7, the Chartists were never faced with a government reform bill likely to pass Parliament, so it is not clear what their attitude would have been. When the Whig bill was rejected by the House of Lords in 1831 and seemed lost, a number of ultraradical groups did then form separate political unions to press for universal suffrage, until the reintroduction of the bill restored united action among reformers, while on the defeat of the Liberal bill in 1866 the Reform League returned to its campaign for manhood suffrage and was very hostile to the new conservative proposals until amendments produced a more radical measure than the 1866 one.
Public hostility, the conservative direction of the governments from 1831 and consequent clampdown on radical political activity made radical and republican activity more secret, but it was the severe repression after 1834 that made open republican agitation no longer possible, and the result was secret societies. But at the same time Raspail, who had opposed revolutionary conspiracies in the early 1830s, set out in his journalism to identify republicanism with universal suffrage and not plot, insurrection, conspiracy, violence, or anarchy, and this stress on republicanism as liberty and fraternity for all was continued by Michelet and Lamartine.
Radicals shared liberal beliefs in a rational authority, subject to the scrutiny of the citizenry organised in a public body operating under the rule of law, in a constitutional state; the establishment of a meritocracy through the ending of monopolies and privileges of birth and of discrimination on the basis of religion; equal civil rights, and basic civic freedoms — from arbitrary arrest without trial (preferably by jury), and of thought, religion, speech, press, association, assembly; a faith in science and a confidence in the safety and utility of the extension of knowledge; free discussion and a free press, which would allow open debate so as to arrive at an understanding of the public interest through reason and argument; the release of individual initiative and energy, Page 27 removal of patronage and charity, and the development instead of the selfmade man relying on selfhelp.