William Cobbett

''William Cobbett'', portrait in oils possibly by [[George Cooke (painter)|George Cooke]], {{Circa|1831}} [[National Portrait Gallery (London)]] William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English radical 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 returning to the 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, 1763-1835
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
    Published 1835
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
    Published 1796
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
    Published 1984
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
    Published 1923
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    by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
    Published 1970
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