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John Bright

Person  Male  Born 16/11/1811  Died 27/3/1889

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.

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Anti-Corn Law League

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