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Celebrities, Heroes and Champions: Popular Politicians in the Age of Reform, 1810-67

Simon James Morgan


Celebrities, heroes and champions explores the role of the popular politician across a range of political movements and wider British and Irish society from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second Reform Act of 1867. Encompassing the parliamentary reform movements of Francis Burdett, Henry Hunt and the Chartists; Daniel O’Connell’s campaigns for Catholic Emancipation and Repeal of the Union the transatlantic anti-slavery movement; and the Anti-Corn Law League, it offers a rare comparative perspective on the popular politics of the time. It examines the construction and dissemination of public reputa ... More

Keywords: popular politics, radicalism, reform, celebrity, heroes, Chartism, anti-slavery, Corn Laws, Great Britain, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526117434
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526117441


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon James Morgan, author
Leeds Beckett University