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Regency Celebrity: John Gale Jones, Radical Orator

John Gale Jones (1769–1838) was an English radical orator. He was several times imprisoned for provocative agitation against the government. Early Life He was admitted to Merchant Taylors’ School in 1783 and was then described as born on 16 October … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Sir Francis Burdett, Reformist Politician Known as “Old Glory”

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (25 January 1770 – 23 January 1844) was an English reformist politician, the son of Francis Burdett and his wife Eleanor, daughter of William Jones of Ramsbury manor, Wiltshire, and grandson of Sir Robert Burdett, … Continue reading

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