The leaders were men of many parts, who in their persons made a unity out of the multiplicity of radical movements. One such man was James Watson who, from his opening speech at the Carlile birthday celebration in Leeds in 1819 until his death in 1874, took part in most ultra-radical movements for social and political reform. As a printer and publisher he had learned his trade under Carlile, but when the Holyoake brothers opened their Fleet Street House in 1853 he transferred much of his publishing to them and went into semi-retirement. In a speech to mark the occasion he recalled his career up to that point.
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