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It would seem that shortly after its official foundation in 1839 the Anti-Corn Law League succeeded in uniting a substantial majority of all the classes of English society, including, remarkably, the landed class itself, which still dominated the executive branch of national government, against the idea of tariff protection for British agriculture. In view of the total, and surprisingly rapid, success of this movement once its campaigns had got under way in the early 1840s in persuading a majority that the Corn Laws were utterly iniquitous and completely unacceptable, it is rather surprising to notice how patiently the Corn Laws had been endured by the bulk of the population prior to that time, during the quarter of a century or so that followed 1815.
He then equipped his book with an invaluable subject index, which cross-referenced his entries. 25 The two lists overlap at only two points – that is to say only two autobiographies out of 6654 are categorized as being both ‘working-class’ and mentioning the Corn Laws. One of these, however, turns out to be the autobiography of none other than Archibald Prentice (1792–1857), the celebrated journalist, anti-Corn Law campaigner, and historian of the movement, whose ‘working class’ credentials are highly questionable.
Barnett, Britain and Her Army, 1509–1970 (1970) pp. 170–4, 278–9. 9. W. Beckett, The Amateur Military Tradition, 1558–1945 (Manchester, 1991) pp. 73–7, 120–8, 130–7; A. Verey and S. Sampson, The Berkshire Yeomanry (Stroud, 1994) pp. 1–12. 10. Quoted in N. McCord, The Anti-Corn Law League, 1838–1846 (1967) p. 30. 11. O. Mosley, My Life (1968) pp. 111–77. 12. G. Wright, Popular Radicalism: the Working-Class Experience, 1780–1880 (1988) p. 72. 13. See R. Gibson and M. Blinkhorn (eds), Landownership and Power in Modern Europe (1991), esp.