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26 July 1990
A Radical Lawyer in Victorian England: W.P. Roberts and the Struggle for Workers’ Rights 
by Raymond Challinor.
Tauris, 302 pp., £14.95, June 1990, 1 85043 150 7
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... contempt for the class into which he was born. He was, in short, not the sort of lawyer about whom historians (or lawyers) want to write, and that is one reason why so little is known about him. Ray Challinor can find next to nothing about Roberts’s early life. He was the son of a vicar, who went to Charterhouse, trained as a solicitor, married into the landed gentry and settled in a prosperous practice ...

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