Hunt, Henry, 1773-1835Variant names
Epithet: of Gresham College
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000235
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000234
Epithet: Chairman of the Newfoundland Merchants in London
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000231
Henry Hunt, known as "Orator Hunt" for his 1816 Spa Fields speeches in favor of universal suffrage and Parliamentary reform, was a radical British politician. An important influence on the Chartist movement and a pioneer of mass politics, Hunt was imprisoned for more than two years after the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. After his release, he began several business enterprises, including a shoe-blacking manufacture, in an attempt to restore his financial security. He opposed the 1832 Reform Bill as insufficiently democratic, which cost him his seat in Parliament, and died of a stroke in 1835.
From the description of Henry Hunt papers concerning his business in France, 1801-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702197691
Henry Hunt (called Orator Hunt), English radical.
From the description of Henry "Orator" Hunt manuscript material : 3 items, 1809-1831 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 432092546
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Venezuela, S. America|
|Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy|
|Spa Fields Riot, London, England, 1816|
|Business enterprises, Foreign|
|Light House Board|