Defining John Bull : political caricature and national identity in late Georgian England / Tamara L. Hunt.

Author
Hunt, Tamara L. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2003.
Description
xii, 452 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
"As is demonstrated in this book, caricature was one medium that played a vital role in the redefinition of what it meant to be British. During the reign of George III, the public's increasing interest in political controversies meant that satirists turned their attention to the individuals and issues involved. Since this long reign was marked by political crises, both foreign and domestic, caricaturists responded with an outpouring of work that led the era to be called the 'golden age' of caricature. Thus, many and varied prints, produced in response to public demands and sensitive to public attitudes, provide more than simply a record of what interested Britons during the late Georgian era."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [402]-425) and indexes.
Contents
Caricature and the British Public -- Caricature and the Constitution, c. 1760-1788 -- Dissenters, Levellers and Revolutionaries -- Britannia, John Bull and National Identity -- The Rights of Englishmen -- Majesty, Morality and the Monarchy -- Caricatures and the British Polity.
ISBN
  • 1840142685
  • 9781840142686
LCCN
2002190881
OCLC
50802701
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