Richard Cobden (1804–65)

A British politician, Richard Cobden was a leading spokesman for the Manchester school of political economy. A firm believer in free trade, he devoted himself to the Anti-Corn-Law League. In Parliament, to which he was elected in 1841, he won over Robert Peel, and the corn laws were repealed. Cobden advocated an end to imperial expansion. He became unpopular for his opposition to the Crimean War and lost his parliamentary seat in 1857. Reelected in 1859, he negotiated the “Cobden Treaty” with France.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES22860
Photographer:
Elliott & Fry (London)
Height:
1259px
Width:
752px
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