William Cobbett

Standard Name: Cobbett, William


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Education Vernon Lee
VL was educated in art and literature by her mother
Gunn, Peter. Vernon Lee: Violet Paget, 1856-1935. Oxford University Press.
and half-brother (who was studying languages in preparation for university). With Matilda Paget she read Hugh Blair 's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
Responses to More's tracts, as to most of her work, reflected their deliberately controversial project. She was widely praised for them among her own class. Someone said she let the poor know that the rich...
Literary responses Susanna Haswell Rowson
Early, informal response centred on the play's daring political message, which made SHR famous or notorious. People spoke of the play as Americans in Algiers or Slaves Released from Algiers.
Montgomery, Benilde. “<span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Slaves in Algiers</span>: Susanna Rowson’s First American Play”. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
William Cobbett attacked her...
politics Catherine Fanshawe
Politically, CF was a conservative. She made fun of committed radicals like Byron or William Cobbett who demanded reform of the British constitution. She put forward more than once, with seriousness underlying her humour, the...
Publishing Hannah More
HM contributed to the penny-halfpenny The Anti-Cobbett or Weekly Patriotic Register, set up under government influence to combat the radical Cobbett 's Weekly Political Register.
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
under William Cobbett
Residence Celia Moss
Portsea, a waterfront area of was then, as William Cobbett noted, falling from prosperity after the Napoleonic Wars; it was, indeed, tumbling down.
Light, Alison. “Diary”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 38-9.
Textual Features Kathleen E. Innes
Sources from which excerpts are taken include Jane Austen 's letters, William Cobbett 's Rural Rides, painter Anna Lea Merritt 's book A Hamlet in Old Hampshire, Hampshire Days by William Henry Hudson
Textual Features Catherine Fanshawe
Speech of the Member for Odium represents a speech by William Cobbett (who had been elected in 1832 as member of parliament for Oldham) which first proposes a bill to abolish the sun and...
Textual Features Catherine Fanshawe
One of the poems, a delightful Ode which imitates or parodies several well-known passages in various works by Gray , was written not by CF but by her friend Mary Berry , some time before...
Textual Features Antonia Fraser
This book is character-driven in AF 's accustomed manner, featuring Whig reformers, Tory reactionaries, and those dubbed revolutionaries like Daniel O'Connell and William Cobbett . Its story opens in November 1831 with a famous pronouncement...
Textual Production Kathleen E. Innes
KEI 's Hampshire Pilgrimages: Men and women who have sojourned in Hampshire, presented brief lives of Austen , Charlotte Mary Yonge , Florence Nightingale , Gilbert White , William Cobbett , and Joseph Stevens .
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta.
Textual Production Hannah More
The year 1816 saw strained political circumstances in Britain, when the end of the Napoleonic wars brought unemployment, rising prices, and (in the opinion of the government) the threat of revolution. HM was called on...
Textual Production Susanna Haswell Rowson
During her work on this novel SHR was appearing regularly on stage, learning nearly forty different parts, and writing as well three plays, several songs, and an address in verse.
Epley, Steven. “Susanna Rowson’s Bible Abridgement and Its Relationship to Her Most Famous Novel”. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Conference, Boston, MA.
Parker, Patricia L. Susanna Rowson. Twayne.
Her preface (on the...


January 1816: William Cobbett in the Political Register...

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January 1816

William Cobbett in the Political Register made an offer to help Gentlemen in England and America, respectively, acquire the publications of the other country.

January 1817: The Prince Regent, on his way to open Parliament,...

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January 1817

The Prince Regent , on his way to open Parliament , was the target of (probably) a stone which broke the window of the state coach; like a similar missile hurled at his father on...

1826: The English Gypsy, or Roma, population was...

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The English Gypsy, or Roma, population was grouped by authorities with all nomadic or vagrant peoples, who were estimated by William Cobbett to number around 30,000.

1830: William Cobbett published his most famous...

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William Cobbett published his most famous work, Rural Rides (a report on the conditions of the poor especially, of whom he was an unflagging advocate).


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