John Bright

Standard Name: Bright, John


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Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Ormston Ford
IOF 's father, Robert Lawson Ford , was a solicitor and landowner, and a Quaker who belonged to the radical wing of the Liberal Party . He supported local Quaker MP John Bright in his...
Friends, Associates Geraldine Jewsbury
GJ entered the social scene of the capital with several connections already made. Her London friends included members of the Kingsley and Rossetti families, feminist reformer Frances Power Cobbe , author John Ruskin , Samuel Carter
politics George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) sided with Robert Owen , John Bright , and their mutual friend Charles Bray , chairman of the local Anti-Corn Law League , in opposing the Corn Laws.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot: Voice of a Century. W.W. Norton.
politics Charlotte Grace O'Brien
CGOB 's existing involvement in Irish politics became stronger and more focussed in 1880, a year of steeply increased emigration from Ireland. She was a supporter of Parnell , with an interest in Nationalist politics...
Reception Harriet Martineau
Undertaken at the urging of John Bright , who supplied HM with evidence collected for his Parliament ary committee, this venture was not well-received and brought her no money.
Martineau, Harriet, and Gaby Weiner. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. Virago.
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Textual Production Frances Power Cobbe
At a public suffrage meeting at St George's Hall, Langham Place, FPC argued against John Bright 's position that women did not constitute a class.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press.
Textual Production Augusta Webster
Following the defeat of a suffrage bill, AW published A Letter to the Rt. Hon. John Bright , MP. from a Lady in The Gallery. (She singled out Bright because he had reversed his...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Isabella Bird
Biographer Anna M. Stoddart describes the content of this pamphlet as an allegorical trial in which the radicals Cobden and Bright stand accused of destroying the agricultural interest and with it the national prosperity of...


1841: The autobiographical A Narrative of the Experience...

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The autobiographicalA Narrative of the Experience and Suffering of William Dodd : A Factory Cripple appeared in London.

29 January 1849: The National Parliamentary and Financial...

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29 January 1849

The National Parliamentary and Financial Reform Association was founded to unite Chartists and radicals.


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