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William Cobbett (1763 – 1835) Was An English Polemicist, Farmer And Journalist ...

William Cobbett (1763 – 1835) Was An English Polemicist, Farmer And Journalist ...

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Description: William Cobbett (1763 – 1835) was an English polemicist, farmer and journalist who believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. He joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and became one of the two MPs for the borough of Oldham.

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