TITLE

A man of principle: John Wilkes 1725-1797

AUTHOR(S)
Gault, Hugh
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Historian (02651076);Autumn2011, Issue 111, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the newspaper editor and political activist John Wilkes. Emphasis is given to the controversial nature of his positions, including his support of civil liberties and the freedom of the press. According to the author, movements in support of Wilkes such as the Bill of Rights Society often addressed wider issues related to social injustice. Topics discussed include the newspaper "The North Briton," political offices held by Wilkes, and his support for religious tolerance.
ACCESSION #
66687154

 

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