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William Cobbett

William Cobbett lived from 9 March 1763 -- 18 June 1835. He was a social reformer at the start of the Industrial Revolution; he was also a farmer and a pamphleteer (nowadays, we would call him an activist), and the founder of Hansard publications. Cobbett was a fan of the political writer, Thomas Paine. He even had Paine's remains brought back to England from America, where Paine had been buried...
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