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John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty

Author: Arthur H Cash
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most colorful figures in English political history, John Wilkes (1726-97) is remembered as the father of the British free press, defender of civil and political liberties, and hero to American colonists, who attended closely to his outspoken endorsements of liberty. Wilkes's political career was rancorous, involving duels, imprisonments in the Tower of London, and the Massacre of St. George's Fields, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: John Wilkes; John Wilkes; John Wilkes; John Wilkes, Politiker.; John Wilkes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur H Cash
ISBN: 0300108710 9780300108712 9780300123630 0300123639
OCLC Number: 60664320
Description: xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The making of a gentleman --
The squire of Aylesbury --
Into Parliament --
The North Briton --
Number 45 --
The Great George Street printing shop --
Trials and a trial of honor --
Exile --
The Middlesex election controversy --
Incapacitation --
The City of London --
My lord mayor --
Poverty, paternity, and parliamentary reform --
Chamberlain.
Responsibility: Arthur H. Cash.
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