Memoirs of Henry Hunt Esq Volume II Esprios Classics Author : HENRY. HUNT Publisher : Total Pages : 288 Release : 2020-10-29 ISBN 10 : 1715634152 ISBN 13 : 9781715634155 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Memoirs of Henry Hunt Esq Volume II Esprios Classics Book Description: Henry "Orator" Hunt (1773-1835) was a British radical speaker and agitator remembered as a pioneer of working-class radicalism and an important influence on the later Chartist movement. He advocated parliamentary reform and the repeal of the Corn Laws. Hunt became a prosperous farmer. He was first drawn into radical politics during the Napoleonic Wars, becoming a supporter of Francis Burdett. His talent for public speaking became noted in the electoral politics of Bristol, where he denounced the complacency of both the Whigs and the Tories, and proclaimed himself a supporter of democratic radicalism. It was thanks to his particular talents that a new programme beyond the narrow politics of the day made steady progress in the difficult years that followed the conclusion of the war with France.