Image: James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 - 1890). caricature by Leslie Ward from Vanity Fair
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James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 – 14 October 1890), known as Thorold Rogers, an English economist and Member of Parliament, was born at West Meon, Hampshire. He deployed historical and statistical methods to analyze some of the key economic and social questions in Victorian England. As an advocate of free trade and social justice he distinguished himself from some others within the English Historical School.