William Cunningham(1805-1861), Church leader and theological writer
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A distinguished economist and Church of England clergyman, William Cunningham became renowned as the author of The Growth of English Industry and Commerce, published in 1882. This influential textbook set the foundations for the study of economic history at Cambridge. A pioneering supporter of University education for women, Cunningham welcomed the assistance of the first generation of female economists in writing the subsequent six editions of his seminal work. A founding fellow of the British Academy and President of the Royal Historical Society (1911), he also became famous for his fervent opposition to free trade policies.
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