Cobbett, William (M)

b. 9 March 1763. d. 18 June 1835. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Working-class poet, pamphleteer, journalist, politician, and farmer. Pseudonym: “Peter Porcupine.” Campaigned for parliamentary reform and was a radical. Married Nancy Anne Reid on 5 February 1792. Started *The Porcupine* daily paper on 30 October 1800, and founded the weekly periodical *The Political Register* a few months later. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Rural Ride 1859-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13884