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Document Anti-Terror Measures & Parliamentary Concerns

An extract from a House of Commons speech by an M.P. offering critical observations on government anti-Terror measures - note the ironic...

william pitt, Terror, French Revolution, Georgian Britain view
Image collection British cartoon on the American Revolution

The second of three cartoons on Britain and the American Revolution

This cartoon has a very different tone from the previous one. It shows...

American Revolution, Georgian Britain, Whigs, tories, Edmund Burke, william pitt, john wilkes view
Document Central Government & Volunteering

Extracts from government correspondence discussing the potential, and indeed pitfalls, of local volunteer initatives. Note the central dilemma the...

1792, Terror, volunteers, william pitt, Georgian Britain, revolutionary war view
Document Government & the Fear of 'French Principles'

A brief extract from am inter-governmental letter illustrating early British fears about the potential appeal of French-style radicalism

1792, Georgian Britain, Terror, william pitt, Government view
Document Liberty, Licentiousness & the Law

Extracts from a Charge to a Grand Jury in 1792, illustrating the wide ranging cultural effects of French Terror - and indeed British anti-Terror...

1792, Georgian Britain, william pitt, Terror, French Revolution, Jacobinism view
Document Redefining Politics & the Role of the King

Earlier attitudes to the King, and indeed politics itself, began to rapidly change however in the 1790s, with fears about the rise of French...

king george III, william pitt, toryism, eighteenth century history, Georgian Britain view
Document The Regency Debate

Concerns about the King’s sanity had long surrounded George III and led to fierce rivalry between the pro and anti King factions, including...

king george III, william pitt, charles fox, prince of wales, eighteenth century history, Georgian Britain view
Document unit 6

The British reaction to the French revolution - key timeline and events

1789, 1790s, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, william pitt, king george III, Whigs, tories view
Document unit 7

Pitt's government on the growing and inherent dangers of 'French Principles'

1790s, william pitt, French Revolution view
Document Whirlwinds of Empire: Subversion and the Gothic in William Blake's The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth by Jonathan Perris

Between 1782 and 1830, some eighty authors directly referenced William Pitt the Younger in poetic verse. George Canning’s ‘The Pilot...

William Blake, william pitt view
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