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The Progress of the Anti-Corn-Law League
- Anti-Corn-Law Association was founded. A lecture tour began around
Manchester, with little success
- Manchester opted for incorporation under the 1835
Municipal Corporations Act. Many members
of the Anti-Corn-Law Association were
elected to the council
- Anti-Corn-Law Associations were formed at Leeds, Liverpool, Blackburn,
Preston and Huddersfield
- The Anti-Corn-Law Association changed its name to the Anti-Corn-Law
- J.B. Smith, President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, lost
the Walsall by-election by only 27 votes
- Villiers presented the Anti-Corn-Law League petition for repeal to
the Commons. It failed.
- The Manchester Operatives' Anti-Corn-Law Association attracted many
Chartists to the League
- Peel's Budget introduced lower tariffs and a new, more effective
- The Anti-Corn-Law League set up an office in London, to capture the
capital's wealth and support.
- The Anti-Corn-Law League began to appeal to tenant farmers, with
some moderate success. Consequently the Anti-League
was set up; it attacked the Anti-Corn-Law League.
- The Anti-Corn-Law League set up Registration Societies
- Pattison, a free trader, won a London by-election
- 12 March - Cobden's famous speech in parliament. Peel was unable
to answer, and left Sidney Herbert to answer for him
- the Irish Potato Famine began
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4 March, 2016