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James Wilson, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence Who Spent Time in Debtor’s Prison

Wilson was born on 14 September 1742 at Carskerdo, near St. Andrews, Scotland, and educated at the universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. There is some speculation that he did not finish his studies for he emigrated to America, arriving … Continue reading

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Regency Happenings: The 1820 Scottish Insurrection

The Radical War, also known as the Scottish Insurrection of 1820, was a week of strikes and unrest, a culmination of Radical demands for reform in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which had become prominent in the … Continue reading

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Regency Era Events: The Cato Street Conspiracy, Murder Most Foul

The Cato Street Conspiracy was an attempt to murder all the British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool in 1820. The name comes from the meeting place near Edgware Road in London. The Cato Street Conspiracy is notable due … Continue reading

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