British society and the economic context: Richard Cobden
- The context.
- Political and social context.
- The Corn Law.
- Richard Cobden and the Anti-Corn Law League.
- Cobden's life.
- The Anti-corn Law League.
Richard Cobden was much involved in politics. In Great Britain, after Napoleonic wars, Corn Laws were passed. In Cobden's opinion the policy implemented in these famous bills needed reasoning. Indeed, Frédéric Bastiat's close friend devoted his entire life to free trade and pacifism. Firstly, I will focus on describing the British society and the economic context. Then I will present Richard Cobden and the Anti-Corn Laws League.