General election; William Pitt's political ascendancy confirmed

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Historical Context Note


Gillray’s Promis’d Horrors of the French Revolution, 1796.

Gillray’s famous print, Promis’d Horrors of the French Revolution, was produced in 1796 for Hannah Humphrey’s shop in Old Bond Street and became a very popular anti-Jacobin image. The print shows St James’s Street, London, with two famous political clubs, White’s to the left and Brookes’ to the right, being sacked by the French Revolutionary Army and …

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Editors. "General election; William Pitt's political ascendancy confirmed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2007
[, accessed 25 September 2016.]

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