Rural Rides

William COBBETT (1763 - 1835)

William Cobbett: 1763-1835 English farmer, journalist and politician. His book Rural Rides collects together the articles published in his Political Register between 1822 and 1826, reflecting conditions of farmers and labourers in the English countryside, together with his views on the necessary actions for remedy and the shortcomings of government in this regard. Although this sounds amazingly dry, his forthright personality, original views and conversational tone, as well as the startling relevance of many of his topics to current political and social issues, give Rural Rides the immediacy and liveliness of a 19th century blog. (Summary by fbtoast)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 From London to Gloucester Nicole Lee
00:40:27
Play 02 From Gloucester to Kensington Nicole Lee
00:45:43
Play 03 Kentish Journal Nicole Lee
00:14:11
Play 04 Norfolk and Suffolk Journal Nicole Lee
00:22:46
Play 05 Sussex Journal: To Battle Nicole Lee
00:19:41
Play 06 Sussex Journal: Through Croydon Nicole Lee
00:34:23
Play 07 Huntingdon Journal Nicole Lee
00:12:37
Play 08 Journal: Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Nicole Lee
00:18:10
Play 09 Rural Ride, from Kensington to Uphusband Nicole Lee
00:53:31
Play 10 Through Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex Part 1 Nicole Lee
00:46:40
Play 11 Through Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex Part 2 Nicole Lee
00:52:58
Play 12 Rural Ride from Kensington to Worth; from the London Wen Nicole Lee
00:58:27
Play 13 Rural Ride through the South East of Hampshire &c. Part 1 Nicole Lee
00:44:19
Play 14 Rural Ride through the South East of Hampshire &c. Part 2 Nicole Lee
00:30:49
Play 15 Rural Ride to Dover Nicole Lee
00:52:28
Play 16 Rural Ride from Dover, to the Wen Nicole Lee
00:59:43
Play 17 Rural Rides, from Kensington, across Surrey; from Chilworth, to Winchester Nicole Lee
00:57:19
Play 18 Rural Ride from Winchester to Burghclere Nicole Lee
00:47:35
Play 19 Rural Ride from Burghclere to Petersfield Nicole Lee
00:23:02
Play 20 Rural Ride from Petersfield to Kensington Part 1 Nicole Lee
00:39:32
Play 21 Rural Ride from Petersfield to Kensington Part 2 Nicole Lee
00:43:14
Play 22 Rural Ride Down the Valley of the Avon in Wiltshire Nicole Lee
00:55:45
Play 23 Ride from Salisbury, to Highworth Nicole Lee
00:51:36
Play 24 Ride from Highworth to Cricklade and then to Malmsbury Nicole Lee
00:44:19
Play 25 Ride, from Malmsbury, in Wiltshire, through Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire Nicole Lee
00:45:59
Play 26 Ride from Ryall in Worcestershire to Burghclere in Hampshire Nicole Lee
00:54:49
Play 27 Ride, from Burghclere to Lyndhurst, in the New Forest Nicole Lee
00:58:05
Play 28 Ride, from Lyndhurst (New Forest) to Beaulieu Abbey; &c Nicole Lee
00:32:44
Play 29 Ride: from Weston, near Southampton, to Kensington Nicole Lee
00:58:24
Play 30 Rural Ride: to Tring, in Hertfordshire; Northern Tour Nicole Lee
00:31:19
Play 31 Eastern Tour Part 1 Nicole Lee
00:48:25
Play 32 Eastern Tour Part 2 Nicole Lee
00:45:00
Play 33 Midland Tour Nicole Lee
00:36:34
Play 34 Tour in the West; Progress in the North Nicole Lee
00:52:36