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on 30 January 2013
This is fascinating for a variety of reasons :

Geographical. It is really interesting to read his descriptions and impressions of the landscape he is passing through and references to the various towns and villages.

Historical & Political. If you have any understanding of what has been happening in the UK (Peterloo massacre and the Corn laws) then Cobbett's anger about the prices of livestock and conditions for rural workers will make a lot more sense. He connected really well with a lot of working class people that riled various parts of The Establishment.

The man. The reason I only gave four stars was Cobbett's writing style which can be repetitive and too detailed for an audience 200 years later. His language and observations provide an insight about the author that helps bring the words to life for me.

I found it hard to read large chunks due to the, sometimes stifling, amount of detail. In small doses it's extremely interesting
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