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The History of General Elections

Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Hannah Nicholson and comedian Catherine Bohart as they head to the polls to discover the early history of general elections.

You’re Dead To Me returns for a special episode on The History of General Elections. Welcome to the world of “bludgeon men”, “potwallopers”, and electorates of sheep (!). Travel back to the 18th Century, when Number 10 was number 5 (yes, really) and discover not just how voter rights have changed, but where they originated. Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Hannah Nicholson and comedian Catherine Bohart.

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