Francis Horner (1778-1817), Political economist
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In 1802, Francis Horner helped to found the Edinburgh Review, for whose editor, Francis Jeffrey, he was to supply many articles in the next few years. Horner entered Parliament as a Whig MP in 1806; the main issue on which he campaigned was that of Catholic Emancipation. He was part of the Holland House set, a circle of Whig politicians and men of letters which flourished around Henry Richard Fox, third Baron Holland, and his wife, Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland, at their mansion at Kensington.