36 relations: Anti-Corn Law League, Bazley baronets, Bolton, Bolton School, Deputy Lieutenant, Edward James (barrister), Exposition Universelle (1855), Fairford, Gloucestershire, Halliwell, Greater Manchester, Hatherop, Hertfordshire, Hugh Birley, J. W. Henley, Jacob Bright, James Aspinall Turner, John Potter (Liberal politician), John Slagg, Lancashire, Legion of Honour, Liberal Party (UK), Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lytham St Annes, Manchester, Manchester (UK Parliament constituency), Member of parliament, Oxfordshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Royal Commission, St John's Church, Manchester, The Great Exhibition, United Kingdom, United Kingdom general election, 1880, William Bulkeley Hughes, William Ewart Gladstone, William Romaine Callender.
The Anti-Corn Law League was a successful political movement in Great Britain aimed at the abolition of the unpopular Corn Laws, which protected landowners’ interests by levying taxes on imported wheat, thus raising the price of bread at a time when factory-owners were trying to cut wages.
The Bazley Baronetcy, of Hatherop in the County of Gloucester, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
Bolton (locally) is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown, and at its zenith in 1929 its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of cotton spinning in the world. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War, and by the 1980s cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton. Close to the West Pennine Moors, Bolton is northwest of Manchester. It is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a population of 139,403, whilst the wider metropolitan borough has a population of 262,400. Historically part of Lancashire, Bolton originated as a small settlement in the moorland known as Bolton le Moors. In the English Civil War, the town was a Parliamentarian outpost in a staunchly Royalist region, and as a result was stormed by 3,000 Royalist troops led by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1644. In what became known as the Bolton Massacre, 1,600 residents were killed and 700 were taken prisoner. Bolton Wanderers football club play home games at the Macron Stadium and the WBA World light-welterweight champion Amir Khan was born in the town. Cultural interests include the Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as one of the earliest public libraries established after the Public Libraries Act 1850.
Bolton School is an independent day school in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the Lord Lieutenant of a lieutenancy area: an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish lieutenancy area, or Northern Irish county borough or county.
Edward James MP QC (1807 – 3 November 1867) was an English barrister and Liberal Party politician.
The Exposition Universelle of 1855 was an International Exhibition held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris from 15 May to 15 November 1855.
Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England.
Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.
Halliwell is predominantly a residential area of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.
Hatherop is a village and civil parish in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about north of Fairford in Gloucestershire.
Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.
Hugh Birley (21 October 1817 – 7 September 1883) was a British businessman and Conservative politician.
Joseph Warner Henley, PC, DL, JP (3 March 1793 – 8 December 1884), often known as J. W. Henley, was a British Conservative politician, best known for serving in the protectionist governments of Lord Derby in the 1850s.
Jacob Bright PC (26 May 1821 – 7 November 1899) was a British Liberal politician.
James Aspinall Turner (1797 – 28 September 1867) was a British businessman, entomologist and Whig politician.
Sir John Potter (10 April 1815 – 25 October 1858) was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom.
John Slagg (junior) (1841 – 7 May 1889) was a British businessman and Liberal politician.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
The Legion of Honour, with its full name National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present.
The Liberal Party was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom – with the opposing Conservative Party – in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire.
Lytham St Annes is a seaside resort on the Fylde coast of Lancashire, England, south of Blackpool on the Ribble Estuary.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Manchester was a Parliamentary borough constituency in the county of Lancashire which was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Oxonium, the Latin name for Oxford) is a county in South East England.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.
St John's Church, Manchester, also known as St John's, Deansgate, was an Anglican parish church in Manchester, England, established in 1769 and demolished in 1931.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The 1880 United Kingdom general election was a general election in the United Kingdom held from 31 March to 27 April 1880.
William Bulkeley Hughes (26 July 1797 – 8 March 1882) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons as a Conservative from 1837 to 1859, and as a Liberal from 1865 to 1882.
William Ewart Gladstone, (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman of the Liberal Party.
William Romaine Callender (junior) (1825 – 22 January 1876) was a British businessman and Conservative politician.