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Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869
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Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869

Miles Taylor

Abstract

Ernest Jones (1819–1869) was England's outstanding contribution to the gallery of 19th-century romantic populists. As is generally well known, he was a lawyer who rose to prominence in the Chartist movement in 1848, kept the remnants of working-class protest alive during the 1850s, and reappeared in the parliamentary reform campaigns at the time of the second reform bill in 1866–1867. Jones was the last of the Chartist leaders, and in many ways the last in the long line of gentlemanly radicals who graced popular politics in mid-Victorian England. He has gone down in history as the principal En ... More

Keywords: Chartist movement, popular politics, oratory, English literature, England, Ernest Jones, romanticism, Victorian period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207290
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207290.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miles Taylor, author
Professor of Modern British History, University of Southampton
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