• Question: what did William Cuffay do in his life

    Asked by anon-1192 to William Cuffay on 7 Oct 2021.
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      William Cuffay answered on 7 Oct 2021:

      William Cuffay was a tailor, which meant be made clothes like suits, jackets etc. But he also became a prominent Chartist, fighting for a range of political rights. In the 19th century only the rich had the vote. Cuffay believed that everyone should have the vote and organised meetings, protests and petitions to try and achieve this.