William Cobbett

English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist

William Cobbett (9 March 1763– 18 June 1835) was a journalist and Member of Parliament from England.[1] He made many journeys around England. He wrote a book called Rural Rides about what he saw.[2]

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Rural rides in the southern, western and eastern counties of England, 1930


  1. Ian Dyck, ‘Cobbett, William (1763–1835)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 23 July 2011.
  2. William Cobbett (1830). Rural Rides.