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John Wilkes

The Lives of a Libertine

John Wilkes( )
Author: Sainsbury, John
ISBN:978-1-315-25141-7
Publication Date:Mar 2017
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $57.95
Book Description:

John Wilkes remains one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain. Born in 1725, the son of a prosperous London distiller, he was given the classical education of a gentleman, before entering politics as a Whig. Finding his party in opposition following the accession of George III in 1760 he took up his pen with sensational effect, and made a career out of excoriating the new administration and promoting the Whig interest. His charismatic style and...
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