Cameos from English History Volume 9

Cameos from English History Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in East Smithfield and Wapping, and a collection of the contents of the chapels was burnt before Lord George Gordon's door in Welbeck Street. Two respectable tradesmen, who had committed some of the rioters to Newgate, had their shops and houses plundered and ruined. Tuesday the 6th was the worst day of all. Parliament met, with all the avenues guarded by the military, but Lord Sandwich was nearly murdered on his way, and only rescued by a justice of the peace named Hyde, who charged with a party of horse and bore him off, while an impudent fellow declared he should kill the justice before he had done with him, and the shout " To Hyde's house, ahoy!" was raised, and in VOL. IX. N Cameo XXI. Rioting. 1779-a short time it was levelled with the ground. The Lords adjourned and did nothing. The Commons had assembled to the number of 192 and Lord George Gordon appeared with the blue cockade in his hat. Colonel Herbert at once ordered him to take off that badge of sedition; he obeyed and put it in his pocket. He had begun to grow alarmed, and had issued a handbill disavowing the violences. Burke and Sir George Savile both insisted on means being taken to restore order, but Fox declared that the vices and follies of the administration had loosened the bonds of society, and a sort of compromise was arrived at, that when the present disorders were appeased, the petitions should be taken into consideration. Fresh dreadful news was brought in from the City. There was a proposal of taking Lord George into custody and sending him to the Tower, but it came to nothing, and every one ended by hurrying off. The news from the City was bad enough. Newgate was stormed. The Governer Akerman escaped while his furniture was being destroyed and the house set on...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537114
  • 9781236537119