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Richard Cobden and Midhurst

Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a successful businessman, trading in muslin and calico. In 1828 he became co-owner of a calico printing factory in Manchester. His travels in the course of his business life convinced him of the importance of free … Continue reading

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Journals 1.3 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard (Part 3)

The following is a continuation of my essay on Ballard’s journal.  See the earlier entry from 14th May 2015 for the first part, and 18th May 2015 for the second part. Predictably, the highlight of Ballard’s travels in Britain was … Continue reading

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