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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 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 which seven of his supporters were shot dead by government troops. And 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 lively 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. Told here with the force and immediacy of a firsthand newspaper account, Wilkes's own remarkable story is inseparable from the larger story of modern liberties and how they came to fruition
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cash, Arthur H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkes, John
  • Wilkes, John
  • Wilkes, John
  • Wilkes, John
  • Wilkes, John
  • Great Britain
  • Freedom of the press
  • Civil rights
  • Politicians
  • Journalists
  • Liberté de la presse
  • Hommes politiques
  • Journalistes
  • Droits de l'homme
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Civil rights
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalists
  • Politics and government
  • Politicians
  • Great Britain
  • Persvrijheid
  • Pressefreiheit
  • Politik
  • Großbritannien
Label
John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-463) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn123186709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 482 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300133097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114gr6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123186709
Label
John Wilkes : the scandalous father of civil liberty, Arthur H. Cash
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-463) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn123186709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 482 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300133097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114gr6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123186709

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