Richard Price

Standard Name: Price, Richard


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Friends, Associates Mary Wollstonecraft
Newington Green was a fortunate place for MW to have settled: it was a centre of intellectual Dissent. There she met the radical minister Richard Price , the poet Samuel Rogers , and the teacher...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
The writings moved by Birch were what prompted admirers to press for an edition. Literary historian Melanie Bigold has called them her most significant contribution to philsophical debate in the period.Richard Price drew attention...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
She was, however, more than any other woman writer, an important influence on the Bluestockings and their thinking about morality, religion, and gender.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.
Catherine Talbot , for one, strongly agreed with Birch in an...
Textual Features Mary Wollstonecraft
Wollstonecraft had Burke in her sights for his Sublime and Beautiful as well as his views on revolutionary France and his personal attack on her friend Richard Price (who had welcomed the revolution from the...


1771: Political thinker Richard Price (who was...

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Political thinker Richard Price (who was later a Unitarian ) published probably the best-known attack on enclosures, Observations on Reversionary Payments, which went through six editions.

30 April 1776: John Wilkes, in a plan for parliamentary...

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30 April 1776

John Wilkes , in a plan for parliamentary reform, put forward a proposal for universal male suffrage; Richard Price had recently, in Observations on Civil Liberty, also proposed abolishing the House of Lords .

1781: Richard Price's attack on enclosure was countered...

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Richard Price 's attack on enclosure was countered by John Howlett .

4 November 1789: Richard Price delivered a sermon at the Old...

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4 November 1789

Richard Price delivered a sermon at the Old Jewry Meeting House, London, to mark the anniversary of the Revolution of 1688 and celebrate the revolutionary spirit of France.

2 March 1790: Charles James Fox proposed in the House of...

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2 March 1790

Charles James Fox proposed in the House of Commons the repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts (instruments of discrimination against Dissenters ). Next day his motion was voted down (its third rejection in four years).

14 July 1790: Richard Price, speaking at a Bastille Day...

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14 July 1790

Richard Price , speaking at a Bastille Day tavern dinner, praised the French revolutionary authorities for intending to renounce war as an instrument of policy, and looked forward to a United States of the World.

1 November 1790: Edmund Burke published his Reflections on...

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1 November 1790

Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in certain Societies in London relative to that event.

Late 1790: William Holland published a print of Burke...

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Late 1790

William Holland published a print of Burke running the gauntlet of enemies with whips: women as well as men.

July 2010: BPP University College of Professional Studies...

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July 2010

BPP University College of Professional Studies was awarded the status of a university or degree-granting body: only the second private or for-profit organization of this kind in the UK.
Hotson, Howard. “Short Cuts”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 11, p. 19.


Evans, Richard J. The Penguin Dictionary of Nineteenth Century History. Editors Belchem, John and Richard Price, Penguin, 1996.