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The Resource John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash

John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash

Label
John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty
Title
John Wilkes
Title remainder
the scandalous father of civil liberty
Statement of responsibility
Arthur H. Cash
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 which seven of his supporters were shot to death by government troops. He was equally famous for his "private" life - a confessed libertine, a member of the notorious hellfire club, and the author of what has been called the dirtiest poem in the English language." "This biography draws a full portrait of John Wilkes from his childhood days through his heyday as a journalist and agitator, his defiance of government prosecutions for libel and obscenity, his fight against exclusion from Parliament, and his service as lord mayor of London on the eve of the American Revolution."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cash, Arthur H.
Dewey number
  • 941.07/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA512.W6
LC item number
C37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkes, John
  • Great Britain
  • Freedom of the press
  • Civil rights
  • Politicians
  • Journalists
Label
John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm60664320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 482 p.
Isbn
9780300108712
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005016633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300108712
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60664320
Label
John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm60664320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 482 p.
Isbn
9780300108712
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005016633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300108712
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60664320

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