General election; William Pitt's political ascendancy confirmed (207 words)

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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 St. James’s Palace blazing in the background. At the centre, the Prime Minister William Pitt is being flogged by Charles James Fox, the leader of the …

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Editors. "General election; William Pitt's political ascendancy confirmed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2007
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