The Death of William Cobbett – 18 June 1835

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

William Cobbett, writer, political reformer and farmer, died in Normandy, Surrey, on 18 June 1835.

Cobbett was very much a champion of democracy, and campaigned for electoral reform throughout his life.

So to mark the day and to remember his life and achievements, we’ve included below an obituary of Cobbett, which was published in the Westmorland Gazette on 27 June 1835.

To gain a real sense of what William Cobbett was all about, browse some pages from Cobbett’s Weekly Political Register, the weekly newspaper that he published from 1802 to 1835.

historical newspaper report about william cobbett

Westmorland Gazette – Saturday 27 June 1835

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