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John Wilkes : the lives of a libertine

Author: John Sainsbury
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Wilkes remains one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain. Born in 1725, the son of a prosperous London distiller, he was given the classical education of a gentleman, before entering politics as a Whig. Finding his party in opposition following the accession of George III in 1760 he took up his pen with sensational effect, and made a career out of excoriating the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Sainsbury, John, 1946-
John Wilkes.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607867027
Named Person: John Wilkes; Wilkes, John <1727-1797>; John Wilkes; John Wilkes; John Wilkes; John Wilkes, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sainsbury
ISBN: 0754656268 9780754656265
OCLC Number: 62109962
Description: xxiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Family --
Ambition --
Sex --
Religion --
Class --
Money.
Responsibility: John Sainsbury.
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John Wilkes is one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain. This biography provides a comprehensive examination of Wilkes throughout his long life. Taking a  Read more...

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