16136

SATIRE ON THE SUPPORTERS OF JOHN WILKES MURDERED AT THE RIOT IN ST GEORGE’S FIELDS

The Times, or, 1768 To the Memory of William Allen Barbarously Murdered in St George’s Fields 1768.

Published
(London)

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, minor split at top neatly repaired, printed one side as issued.

£250.00

SKU: 16136

Product Description

A Satire on the massacre of supporters of John Wilkes who had rioted at St. George’s Fields in May 1768 after Wilkes had been sent to prison for writing an article in the North Briton criticising George III. The troops were called out, fired on the mob killing six persons, the first of whom was William Allen. A second version was published. See BM. No. 4242. But this is a variant without imprint or date.