John Bright, Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies. He is most famous for battling the Corn Laws. In partnership with Richard Cobden, he founded the Anti-Corn Law League, aimed at abolishing the Corn Laws, which raised food prices and protected landowners’ interests by levying taxes on imported wheat..
The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester in Northwest England in 1819. Cavalry charged into a crowd of around 60,000 people. The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 had resulted in periods of famine and chronic unemployment, exacerbated by the introduction of the first of the Corn Laws. Political radicalism was starting to become popular among ordinary people. .
Waterloo200 - The Blessings of Peace of the Curse of the Corn Law, Cruikshank. As is so often the case, the return of peace in 1814 led to financial cut-backs by the British Government. This satirical print, drawn by George Cruikshank, is a comment on one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation, the Corn Bill of March 1815. http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/200-object/the-blessings-of-peace-of-the-curse-of-the-corn-law-cruikshank/ #W200Items
And of course, what else would I do with my leftover eggwhites but make a chocolate pavlova?! This recipe is great but neglects a key binding ingredient..1/4 tsp of cream of tartar and about 3/4 tsp of corn starch. Again, to avoid cracking, turn the heat off about an hour in, and leave pavlova to sit and cool.