Rural Rides


Read by Nicole Lee

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) (23 hr 53 min)

Chapters

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