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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most colourful 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: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cash, Arthur H. (Arthur Hill), 1922-
John Wilkes.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005016633
(OCoLC)60664320
Named Person: John Wilkes; John Wilkes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur H Cash
ISBN: 9780300133097 030013309X
OCLC Number: 123186709
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 482 pages) : illustrations
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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