Politician. Worked closely with Richard Cobden in the campaign for the repeal of the Corn Laws. As a Quaker he was opposed to inequalities between individuals and groups; as a member of a mill-owning family he was opposed to trade unions and social reform which affected factories. MP for Durham and then Birmingham. Died at the home he had built 50 years before, in Rochdale.
Person | Male Born 16/11/1811 Died 27/3/1889
Artist and diplomat. Born in Siegen, Westphalia (modern day Germany). He studied art in Antwerp and Venice, and entered the service of Vincenzo Gonzago, Duke of Mantua, where he began a parallel ca...