Thursday, 3 March 2011
Dr Richard Price
Richard Price born at Tynton, Llangeinor, Glamorgan, (in the Garw Valley) on 23 February 1723. Like some other notable men of his age, his genius was not limited to one subject. He was a mathematician, a preacher and a political philosopher. His advice was sought by British Prime Ministers (the Earl of Shelburne & William Pitt the Younger - on financial reform); the Continental Congress in America in 1778. Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and John Adams visited his home in Newington Green, London.
One of his works "Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America" (1776) can be accessed here.