James Grande, ‘Radical tours and rustic harangues: William Cobbett and John Thelwall’
James Grande, Radical tours and rustic harangues: William Cobbett and John Thelwall
12:00 – 13:00, 1st March, Museum of English Rural Life.
This talk will explore the radical tradition of rural writing through the work of Cobbett and John Thelwall, focussing on their tours, agricultural experiments, political oratory, and their thinking about the English countryside.
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