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William Cobbett

William Cobbett by G. K. Chesterton
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Examining the life of a prominent political journalist, this definitive biography explores the impact of William Cobbett’s career and legacy on English society. Showing how Cobbett was more than just a journalist, this study reveals often ignored aspects of Cobbett’s life and personal philosophy, especially his actions to restore the life and culture of English rural life. The better known aspects of his long careerincluding his time in the British Army, his advocacy for Parliamentary reform, his imprisonment for treason, and his eventual Parliamentary seat after the passing of the 1832 Reform Actare also documented. In total, this compelling and succinct account discusses the many achievements, consistent bravery, and humble demeanor of a passionate and principled historical figure.

IHS Press; January 2011
164 pages; ISBN 9781605700625
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Title: William Cobbett
Author: G. K. Chesterton; Stewart Weaver; James Bemis
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