William Cobbett

''William Cobbett'', portrait in oils possibly by [[George Cooke (painter)|George Cooke]], c. 1831 [[National Portrait Gallery (London)]] William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, journalist, politician, and farmer born in Farnham, Surrey. He was one of an agrarian faction seeking to reform Parliament, abolish "rotten boroughs", restrain foreign activity, and raise wages, with the goal of easing poverty among farm labourers and small land holders. Cobbett backed lower taxes, saving, reversing commons enclosures and resisting the 1821 gold standard. He opposed borough-mongers, sinecurists, bureaucratic "tax-eaters" and stockbrokers. His radicalism furthered the Reform Act 1832 and gained him one of two newly-created seats in Parliament for the borough of Oldham. His polemics range from political reform to religion, including Catholic emancipation. His best known book is ''Rural Rides'' (1830, in print). He argued against Malthusianism, saying economic betterment could support global population growth. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1800

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1799
printed for J. Wright, opposite old Bond-Street, Piccadilly

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1795
Printed [by Thomas Bradford] for the purchasers

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1797
Printed by William Young, for William Cobbett, opposite Christ's-Church

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1805
J. Budd

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1809
Printed for T. Purday
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1819
Printed for T. Dolby

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1822
Printed for H. Stemman
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1822
Printed by C. Clement, and published by J.M. Cobbett

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1822
Printed and published by C. Clement

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1816
W. Hone
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1821
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