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Radical Reformers

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In 1815 William Cobbett, Major John Cartwright, Sir Francis Burdett and Henry 'Orator' Hunt were the most important figures in the Radical reform movement in Britain. Whereas Cobbett had used his weekly journal, the Political Register, to advocate parliamentary reform, Cartwright, now in his seventies, concentrated on helping the formation of Hampten Clubs. Cartwright's ideas had a large impact on Manchester and by 1817 there were several Hampden Clubs in the area. However, it was Henry Hunt who had established himself as the most popular of the radical leaders in Lancashire. With the reputation as being the best public speaker in England, Hunt drew large crowds to meetings all over the country. Although from a privileged background, Hunt, was the acknowledged leader of working-class radicals.

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Francis Burdett. Hunt had a large following in Manchester. Joseph Johnson and John Saxton. than of Manchester alone. Johnson was appointed secretary and Wroe became treasurer. Find us on Facebook Spartacus Educational Like ." Cartwright was unable to attend but Hunt and Carlile agreed and the meeting was arranged to take place at St. Joseph Johnson. Henry Orator Hunt and Richard Carlile to speak at a public meeting in Manchester. All the leading radicals in Manchester joined the organisation. The main objective of this new organisation was to obtain parliamentary reform and during the summer of 1819 it decided to invite Major Cartwright. Wroe became the newspaper's first editor and within twelve months the Manchester Observer was selling 4. Peter's Field on 16th August. including James Wroe. John Knight and James Wroe formed the Patriotic Union Society.000 copies a week. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API Spartacus Educational "Some day you will understand me as w pdfcrowd." In March 1819. Major John Cartwright.com . by 1819 it was sold in most of the large towns and cities in Britain. The men were told that this was to be "a meeting of the county of Lancashire. fairly and honestly devoted to such reform as would give the people their whole rights. I think by good management the largest assembly may be procured that was ever seen in this country. the Manchester Observer in 1818. John Knight. A group of Hunt's supporters. Henry Hunt called the Manchester Observer "the only newspaper in England that I know. Samuel Romilly and Murray Maxwell.Drawing by George Cruikshank of Henry Hunt. started the weekly newspaper. Although it started as a local paper.

and round face. His hair was grey. and extremely well formed. in his long brown surtout and plain brown wig. He described the men his book Passage in the Life of a Radical. He wore his own hair. six feet and better in height. I should have taken him for a gentleman farming his own broad estate. He was.uk May 9 at 9:31pm Spartacus Educational 4. and a small grey eye. and topped boots. as a simultaneous cheer burst from the meeting. and with an expression of countenance in which firmness and benignity were most predominant.com .past sufferings. yellow swansdown waistcoat. He was dressed in a blue lapelled coat. pale. Cobbett stood near Cartwright's right hand. it was in moderate quantity and a little grey. rather above the common stature.129 people like Spartacus Educational. not less than six feet in height. I had not seen him before. twinkling with good-humoured archness. he was the perfect representation of what he always wished to be . and very white. Had I met him anywhere save in that room and on that occasion. Henry Hunt was a gentlemanly in his manner and attire. His eyes open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. clear. drab kersey small-clothes. I saw him walking up the room. and seating himself placidly in the head seat. “Imagination is the only key to the futu Primary Sources ^ Main Article ^ Fac ebook s oc ial plugin (1) Samuel Bamford met the three main leaders on the Radical reform movement at a meeting in London in 1815.co. and top boots. I should suppose.spartacus. portly. His lips were delicately thin and receding. with a fresh. In short. straight for his age.schoolnet. light waistcoat and kerseys. A mild smile played on his features. and his cravat and linen were fine.an English gentleman farmer." Anna Strunsky to her http://www. He was dressed in a blue coat. thin. Major Cartwright was I suppose about seventy.

but rather heavy. his face swollen and flushed.com . except as I afterwards had opportunities for observing. which was many yards in length. Now it was that I behold Hunt in his element. and controlling them at will. and if he worked himself furious. when he was excited in speaking. Forum Debates The Cato Street Conspiracy British Socialism Experience of Child Labour in British Factories The Debate on Child Labour Slave Narratives Heroes of the Campaign Against Slavery William Wilberforce and Slavery Slavery 10 Worst Britons What Makes a Good Historian? Share this article Search Spartacus Interpretations in History Subscribe to our Spartacus Newsletter and keep up to date with the latest articles. at which times they seemed to distend and protrude. Websites PhotoHistory Design Technology Spartacus Educational Privacy Policy Schools Wikipedia: History Freepedia open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.were blue or light grey . On the day when Parliament was opened.not very clear nor quick. a number of the reformers met Hunt at Charing Cross. and his confidence in. and his whole manner gave token of a painful energy. his griped hand beat as if it were to pulverise. and accompanied by a great multitude. and almost started from their sockets. He seemed to know almost every man of them. and entire mastery over them. as he sometimes would. they became blood-streaked. We were crowded around. calling forth its elements. He might be likened to the genius of commotion. When they shouted "Hunt! Hunt! huzza!" his gratification was expressed by a stern smile. and it was carried on the heads of the crowd. He unrolled the petition. His voice was bellowing. made him quite at ease.

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