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John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Often deemed the founder of British radicalism, John Wilkes (1725–1797) had a shattering impact on the politics of his time. His audacity in challenging government authority was matched by his skill ... More


The Case of North Briton, Number Forty-Five

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the case of the North Briton, Number Forty–Five, which was written by John Wilkes. It began by pointing out that the start of the King's Speech usually led to a debate, while ... More


Work and Leisure 1776–1797

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the slow fade-out of John Wilkes as a politician during the last twenty years of his life. Most of his attention during this period was focused on work and leisure; his duties ... More


Youth and Pleasure 1725–1761

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses John Wilkes' early life, including his family background and his marriage to Mary Mead. It looks at Wilkes' introduction to the Hell Fire Club and his friendship with Thomas ... More


The Bill of Rights Society 1769–1771

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Bill of Rights Society, which was originally named the ‘Society of Gentlemen Supporters of the Bill of Rights’. It was founded on February 20, 1769, at the London Tavern, ... More


Expulsion from Middlesex 1769

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses John Wilkes' expulsion from Parliament, following his preface to a letter by Secretary of State Weymouth to Daniel Ponton. Wilkes wrote that the letter showed for how long the ... More


Election for Middlesex 1768

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Upon arriving in Britain in 1768, John Wilkes immediately submitted a request to the King for a pardon, which was left unanswered. Although Wilkes was tagged as an outlaw, no one tried or attempted ... More


Wilkes and America

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses John Wilkes' disdain for the Americans, and most do not doubt the fact that his career made the problem of the American Revolution even worse. Despite his initial reluctance to ... More


Concepts and Origins: Establishing the First Chambers

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter searches for the proximate cause of chambers over 1760-1800. It reviews the discourse on ‘chambers’, how this linked with reassessing the trading relationships with the colonies, and how ... More


Radical or Rascal

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different portrayals of John Wilkes after his death. The first obituary notice of Wilkes stated that he was a true Patriot, and that is efforts added legal security to the ... More


The commonwealth tradition and the Wilkite controversies

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

It was not just in America that the ideas of the commonwealth tradition proved influential during the 1760s and 1770s. The escalation of the American situation coincided with domestic controversies ... More


Party, Popularity and Dissent: Britain and Ireland, 1765–1774

Richard Bourke

in Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175652
eISBN:
9781400873456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175652.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details Burke's political life from 1765 to 1774. During his early years in parliament, developments in Britain and Ireland proved formative politically and intellectually for Burke. ... More


The Prevailing British View of Freedoms of Press and Speech, in the Decade Before the American Revolution and Declarations of Rights

Wendell Bird

in The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox's Libel Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509197
eISBN:
9780197509227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509197.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The seditious libel prosecution of John Wilkes, beginning in 1763, showed more clearly than ever that the crimes of seditious libel and seditious words were political crimes, and provoked many in ... More


The Grenville ministry (1763–1765): Wilkes and America

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the tenure of George Grenville as British prime minister under George III. It discusses speculations regarding the resignation of Grenville's predecessor and suggests that the ... More


Johnson, Boswell, and Anti–Scottish Sentiment

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the issue hovering behind the Journey — that is, the moral panic which grew up in England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century on the subject of Scottish influence. ... More


First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Hans L. Trefousse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great ... More


The Grafton ministry (1768–1770): the Middlesex Election and the Townshend Duties Crisis

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the official appointment of the Duke of Grafton as British prime minister in October 1768. Grafton was given full power and responsibility, and he enjoyed the King's ... More


The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Rachel Hammersley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book offers a full account of the role played by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Republican ideas in eighteenth-century France. Challenging some of the dominant accounts of the ... More


The British Origins of the Chevalier d’Eon’s patriotism

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In England, chevalier d'Eon Beaumont became acquainted with commonwealth works and ideas, which he then applied to the contemporary situation in France. This chapter examines the British origins of ... More


Literary Mischief

Nancy J. Curtin

in The United Irishmen: Popular Politics in Ulster and Dublin, 1791–1798

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207368
eISBN:
9780191677632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207368.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The literary productions of the republicans reflected the gradual democratization of political culture during the last third of the eighteenth century in the British Isles. The Wilkite radicals of ... More


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