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Thomas Spence

(1750—1814) radical and bookseller

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agrarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Agrarian societies are those which combine horticulture and animal husbandry in systems of farming. Agrarianism also refers to the romanticization of the rural farm as the ideal place for...

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Allen Davenport

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1775–1846), shoemaker turned literary aspirant, came from a rural labouring background, later becoming a dragoon and trade unionist and an early co-operative activist. His remarkable Life...

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Cato Street Conspiracy

Overview page. Subjects: World History — British History.

A plot to murder Lord Liverpool's cabinet at dinner in February 1820 was led by Arthur Thistlewood, a follower of the agrarian communist Thomas Spence. The plotters were betrayed by a...

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Charles Hall

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Hall was born probably in 1738 or 1739, and died some time after June 1825. The date of birth has been suggested on the basis of his matriculation date at the University of Leyden. However,...

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Constantin-François de Chassebœuf Volney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Comte de (1757–1820)

French historian, travel writer, and philosophe, author of Les Ruines, ou méditation sur les révolutions des empires (1791: Ruins, or Meditations on the...

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corn Laws

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Regulations applied in Britain to the import and export of grain (mainly wheat) in order to control its supply and price. In 1815, following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Parliament...

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insurrection

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

The question of why Britain did not experience revolution [1] in the age of revolutions still troubles modern historiography. Though few historians would now subscribe to Élie Halévy's...

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James Parkinson

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1755–1824), apothecary, surgeon, radical, and medical writer. As a hardhitting London Corresponding Society pamphleteer of the 1790s, then a major medical popularizer, reformer,...

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Joseph Ritson

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 (1752–1803) English antiquary.

Trained as a conveyancer, Ritson turned to literary pursuits and controversies, including a series of knowledgeable but vicious attacks on...

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Land

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Between 1780 and 1830 the rural territory of England—fields, estates, commons, wastes, villages—was the arena and the object of a bitter set of rhetorical and practical contests....

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