Examining the life of a prominent political journalist, this definitive biography explores the impact of William Cobbett's career and legacy on English society. Showing how Cobbett was more than just a journalist, this study reveals often ignored aspects of Cobbett's life and personal philosophy, especially his actions to restore the life and culture of English rural life. The better known aspects of his long career--including his time in the British Army, his advocacy for Parliamentary reform, his imprisonment for treason, and his eventual Parliamentary seat after the passing of the 1832 Reform Act -- are also documented. In total, this compelling and succinct account discusses the many achievements, consistent bravery, and humble demeanour of a passionate and principled historical figure.
G. K. Chesterton's writing career spanned 35 years and included nearly 100 books and thousands of articles in 125 different periodicals, on topics ranging from travel, economics, and politics to religion and philosophy. His command of the language made him one of the leading literary figures of early 20th-century England.