His father was present at the Peterloo massacre and his mother was associated with the Anti-Corn Law League
WHEN did the Anti-Corn Law League
form in Manchester?
17) John Bright 1811-1889: Anti-Crimean War Liberal, leader of Anti-Corn Law League
A leading figure in the Anti-Corn Law League
, that sought to stop subsidies to farmers and hence Conservative landlords, Cobden became an MP in 1846.
He was a key member of the Anti-Corn Law League
which, with the Manchester School, drove the greatest economic change in 19th century British history.
McKay sees the Anti-Corn Law League
as a special site of successful class co-operation.
They were sufficiently militant to do battle with the police, but in other respects they seem to have been less noteworthy than contemporary middle-class women who were active in the anti-slavery movement and the Anti-Corn Law League
. Hall consigns the names of their leaders to a footnote.
She claims that the geographic concentration of the textile industry facilitated the creation of the Anti-Corn Law League
and its development into an effective lobbying group.
Northern Rock, the flourishing Newcastle-based bank, could owe its roots to two of the greatest 19th Century reformers, Richard Cobden and John Bright of the Anti-Corn Law League
Cobden's intention was to persuade Martineau to use her considerable propagandist powers to further the cause of the Anti-Corn Law League
, the motivating centre of the campaign against economic protectionism.
The Anti-Corn Law League
was formed in 1839 to campaign for the repeal of the Corn Laws.