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French Leave 1763–1768

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/9780198205449.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Wilkes' sojourn in France from 1763 to 1768. Before he left, Wilkes entrusted the conduct of his affairs to Humphrey Cotes, and also took steps to avoid the danger of legal ... More


Franklin in London’s Theater of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Franklin’s decades in negotiation with Great Britain preoccupy this chapter. It takes up Franklin’s activities during the years 1757–69, examining Franklin’s life in London and the social and ... More


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