The Anti-Corn Law League was in effect the resumption of the Anti-Corn Law Association, which had been created in London in 1836 but did not obtain widespread popularity. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Anti-Corn Law League was founded in Manchester in 1838. Richard Cobden and John Bright were the two principal figures of the movement while George Wilson, the president of the League, was in charge of administrative duties. Richard Cobden ( June 3, 1804 &ndash April 2, 1865) was a British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal John Bright ( 16 November 1811 &ndash 27 March 1889) Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal Joseph Ivimey, the Superintendent Registrar for St Pancras, was an active member and acted as the League's solicitor.
The aim of the league was the abolition of the corn laws, and this was obtained in 1846. The Corn Laws were Import tariffs designed to support domestic British corn prices against competition from less expensive foreign-grain imports between 1815 and 1846 After this was achieved, the league challenged protectionist practices in the United Kingdom. For the protectionist Australian political party from the 1880s to 1909 see Protectionist Party The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The aim was to establish a fully free-trade economy in order to decrease the price of basic food products (such as bread and agricultural produce), to support the performance of agriculture and industry, and, thus, to weave stronger commercial bonds — supposedly the guarantors of peace — with the other nations.
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- Thorold Rogers (Ed. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 &ndash 14 October 1890) known as Thorold Rogers, an English Economist and Member of Parliament ): Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, by John Bright, M. P. . 1868.
- Thorold Rogers (Ed. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 &ndash 14 October 1890) known as Thorold Rogers, an English Economist and Member of Parliament ): Public Addresses. 1879.
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- Archibald Prentice: History of the Anti-cornlaw-league. (London. 1853, 2 vol. ). 2. ed. with a new introd. by W. H. Chaloner. London: Cass, 1968.
- Franz Simonson: Richard Cobden und die Antikornzolliga, sowie ihre Bedeutung für die wirthschaftlichen Verhältnisse des Deutschen Reiches. Berlin, 1883.
- Norman McCord: The Anti-Corn Law League 1838 - 1846. London: Allen & Unwin, 1958. Reprinted, Aldershot: Gregg Revivals, 1993.
- Archibald Philipp Primrose (Earl of Rosebery): Lord Rosebery's Speech on the Anti-Corn Law League and Free Trade, Manchester 1897. London: Cobden Club, 1898.
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