William Cobbett – Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Apostolate of Common Sense
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This biography explores the impact of William Cobbett’s career and legacy on English society. Showing how Cobbett was more than just a journalist, this study reveals often ignored aspects of Cobbett’s life and personal philosophy, especially his actions to restore the life and culture of English rural life. The better known aspects of his long career – including his time in the British Army, his imprisonment for treason, and his eventual Parliamentary seat after the passing of the 1832 Reform Act – are also documented. This account discusses the achievements, consistent bravery, and humble demeanor of a passionate, principled man.

Weight 0.43 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.5 × 8.5 in




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  1. Adam

    Another outstanding biography by GKC!
    He packs more into one sentence than anyone. I spent a couple of hours reading and researching on one sentence in this book where he says that Cobbett was the antithesis of John Wilkes – a name I had only known in connection with the assassination of Lincoln – and learned a ton.
    You can’t go wrong with a Chesterton bio!

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