Anti-Corn-Law League, organization formed in 1839 to work for the repeal of the English corn laws . It was an affiliation of groups in various cities and districts with headquarters at Manchester and was an outgrowth of the smaller Manchester Anti-Corn-Law Association. Richard Cobden and John Bright were its leading figures. The league won over Sir Robert Peel to its views, and the corn laws were repealed in 1846.
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