William Lovett

(1800—1877) Chartist and radical

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British radical political reformer. He became involved in working‐class radical groups, and in 1836, with Francis Place (1771–1854), set up the London Workingmen's Association. Lovett outlined a programme of political reform, which in 1838 was presented as the People's Charter. He was secretary of the first Chartist Convention in 1839, but was imprisoned following violent incidents in Birmingham. He subsequently gave up all political activity.

Subjects: British History — World History.

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