American Revolution Podcast

ARP252 Gordon Riots

August 7, 2022

As the cost of war takes its toll in England, group of voters in Yorkshire create an Association to question the King's role in running the Government.  A mob burns London to protest wartime laws allowing granting Catholics additional rights, including that of enlistment in the Army.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: King Mob: The Story of Lord George Gordon and the Riots of 1780, by Christopher Hibbert

Online Recommendation of the Week: A state of the representation of the people of England, on the principles of Mr. Pitt in 1785; with an annexed state of additional propositions, by the Rev. Christopher Wyvill: https://archive.org/details/stateofrepresent00wyvi

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