Cobbett's return to England in 1819

Gardner, John (2013) Cobbett's return to England in 1819. In: William Cobbett at 250: A Colloquium, 13 September 2013, Nuffield College, Oxford, UK.

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Gyorgy Lukacs’s assertion that the “approach of a revolutionary period is heralded by all the dissatisfied elements of the old society seeking to join, or at least make contact with, the proletariat” is perhaps best illustrated by an unlikely alliance that occurred between William Cobbett and Queen Caroline of Brunswick. This paper examines two aspects of Cobbett’s engagement with England after his return from America where he had fled, in 1817, to avoid imprisonment: firstly the considerable achievement of a Sussex farmer becoming speech writer for the Queen. And secondly the mistrust that he encountered almost from the moment he arrived in Liverpool on 21 November 1819.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: William Cobbett
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:16

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