See also:English politician, commonly called Orator
See also:Hunt," was
See also:born at Widdington
See also:Farm, Upavon,
See also:Wiltshire, on the 6th of
See also:November 1773 . While following the vocation of a
See also:farmer he made the acquaintance of
See also:Horne Tooke, with whose advanced views he soon began to sympathize . At the general election of 18o6 he came to the front in Wiltshire; he soon associated himself with
See also:Cobbett, and in 1812 he was an unsuccessful
See also:candidate for
See also:Bristol . He was one of the speakers at the
See also:meeting held in
See also:London, in November 1816; in 1818 he tried in vain to become member of parliament for
See also:Westminster, and in 1820 for Preston . In
See also:August 1819 Hunt presided over the
See also:great meeting in St
See also:Field, Manchester, which
See also:developed into a riot and was called the " Peterloo
See also:massacre . " He was arrested and was tried for
See also:conspiracy, being sentenced to imprisonment for two years and a
See also:half . In August 183o he was elected member of parliament for Preston, but he lost his seat in 1833 . While in parliament Hunt presented a petition in favour of
See also:women's rights, probably the first of this kind, and he moved for a repeal of the corn
See also:laws . He died on the 15th of
See also:February 1835 . During his imprisonment Hunt wrote his
See also:Memoirs which were published in 1820 . See R . Huish,
See also:Life of Hunt (1836); and S .
See also:Bamford, Passages in the Life of a
See also:Radical (2nd ed., 1893) .
ALFRED WILLIAM HUNT (183o-1896)
HENRY JACKSON HUNT (1819-1889)
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