William Cobbett

''William Cobbett'', portrait in oils, possibly by [[George Cooke (painter)|George Cooke]], about 1831 [[National Portrait Gallery (London)|National Portrait Gallery]], London William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, journalist, Member of Parliament and farmer born in Farnham, Surrey, one of a popular agrarian faction seeking to reform Parliament, abolish "rotten boroughs", restrain wanton foreign activity and increase wages, to promote domestic peace and ease poverty among farm labourers and smallholders. He backed lower taxes, saving, reversing enclosures of commons and resisting the gold standard of 1821. He sought an end to borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" (overpaid and corrupt bureaucrats, public servants and stockbrokers), and dismissed British Jews in a typecast by the same token. Early in life he was a soldier and devotee of king and country, but later pushed for a radicalism that helped to produce the Reform Act 1832 and gain him one of two seats in Parliament for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. He urged Catholic emancipation. He saw British agriculture and other economic output geographically. His polemics cover subjects from political reform to religion. His best known book is ''Rural Rides'' (1830, still in print). He argued against Malthusianism that economic betterment could support global population growth. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1826
Printed and published by W. Cobbett

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1834
Printed and published by W. Cobbett

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1835
W. Strange
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1835
W. Strange
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1831
W. Strange
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by Cobbett, William
Published 1838
A. Cobbett

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1836
Published for the proprietor by W. Strange and A. Wakelin

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1835
Printed by W. Cobbett, and published by him