John Bright (1811 – 1889), Quaker, Was A British Radical And Liberal Statesman ...
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Description: John Bright (1811 – 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies. He is most famous for battling the Corn Laws and in partnership with Richard Cobden, he founded the Anti-Corn Law League, aimed at abolishing the Corn Laws, repealed in 1846. Bright also worked with Cobden in another free trade initiative, the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty of 1860, promoting closer interdependence between Britain and France.