Portrait of Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden

1804 – 1865

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.

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See the Liberty Matters online discussion on Richard Cobden: Ideas and Strategies in Organizing the Free-Trade Movement in Britain

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