"Daisies infinite Uplift in praise their little growing hands, O'er every hill that under heaven expands." - Ebenezer Elliott ("The Corn Law Rhymer") #daisy #flower #fall #sky #tmom #travel #hiking #igtravel #traveltuesday #simplicity #poetry #Tennessee
On 15 May 1846 the repeal of the Corn Laws was passed by a combination of Conservatives, Whigs and free traders. Only 112 Conservatives voted for it; 241 voted against it. The Bill's passage through the House of Lords probably demonstrates the military discipline which the Duke of Wellington enforced on that House for its own good.
Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp : Progress hating MP who opposed Catholic emancipation, immigration, The Reform Act, The repeal of the corn laws,The Great Exhibition and Railways. Even Queen Victoria thought he was reactionary.
Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850) In 1822, he become home secretary, and introduced far-ranging criminal law and prison reform as well as creating the Metropolitan Police - the terms 'bobbies' and 'peelers' come from his name.
We're on the high seas with this sea worthy broadside written out and illustrated by calligrapher Hella Basu (1924-1980). This is a poem by Ebenezer Elliott, the Corn Law Rhymer (1781-1849). Basu was born in Kassel, Germany, emigrating to England in 1950. She lived in the city of Hull where she was a lecturer in graphic arts at Hull College. If this broadside is any indication, Hella thoroughly absorbed the culture of this sea faring folk. Hella Basu's calligraphy may be found in the Ha...
John Bright, Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies. He is most famous for battling the Corn Laws. In partnership with Richard Cobden, he founded the Anti-Corn Law League, aimed at abolishing the Corn Laws, which raised food prices and protected landowners’ interests by levying taxes on imported wheat..