One who agitates, especially politically
There Menelaus, the fomenter of war with the Asmoneans, was put to death by Lysias in 164 B.
i.) describes Forman as "the Wolsey of Scotland, and a fomenter of the war which ended at Flodden."
His partisans say that he saved Kansas, and regard Lane as a fomenter of trouble who accomplished nothing.