Historical Period: The 19th Century
Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a member of the British Parliament and an advocate of free trade, a non-interventionist foreign policy, peace, and parliamentary reform. He is best remembered for his activity on behalf of the Anti-Corn Law League which helped reduce British tariffs in 1846 and for negotiating the Anglo-French trade agreement of 1860.
See the Liberty Matters online discussion on Richard Cobden: Ideas and Strategies in Organizing the Free-Trade Movement in Britain
Quotes from Richard Cobden:
- Richard Cobden on how free trade would unite mankind
Titles from Richard Cobden:
- Author: BOLL 30: Richard Cobden, “On the Total and Immediate Repeal of the Corn Laws” (1846)
- Author: The Corn Laws. Speech of R. Cobden
- Author: England, Ireland, and America
- Translator: On the Probable Fall in the Value of Gold
- Author: The Political Writings of Richard Cobden, in 2 vols.
- Author: Russia
- Author: Speeches on Free Trade
- Author: Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, 2 vols.
- Author: What Next and Next?