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This disturbing pamphlet shows the King Louis XVI being crucified between the clergy and the nobility

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"The National Parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to Plenty and Emancipation"…

H Beard Print Collection

Another lovely James Gillray print of William Pitt

Isaac Cruikshank, Death of Marie-Antoinette, Etching (British Museum) "O heaven restore peace to my distracted Country & have Mercy upon my poor Orphans"

Isaac Cruikshank, Death of Marie-Antoinette, Etching (British Museum) "O heaven restore peace to my distracted Country & have Mercy upon my poor Orphans" English point of view

'Billy & Harry in their glory or a great man kicked out of place', by Isaac Cruikshank, 1798. This is Fox being kicked off the Privy Council for the crime of drinking a toast to "the sovereignty of the people" - something that, in the climate of the time, was deemed dangerously radical. George III took great satisfaction in striking out Fox's name with his own hand.

'Billy & Harry in their glory or a great man kicked out of place', by Isaac…

The French Revolution in Pictures | Smart News | Smithsonian / The death of French general, Jean-Baptiste Gouvion.

The French Revolution in Pictures

The French Revolution in Pictures | Smart News | Smithsonian / The death of French general, Jean-Baptiste Gouvion.

The Daily Nightly: MARRIAGE CONTRACT OF LE DAUPHIN LOUIS (later LOUIS XVI) & MA..

Marriage Contract of Le Dauphin Louis (later Louis XVI) & Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria.

A Coronation in Pall Mall.

'A coronation in Pall Mall', showing King George being crowned with a 'jordan'…

treasure for your pleasure: marie antoinette : Photo

May 1770 - ballroom decorated to celebrate the occasion of the marriage of Louis-Auguste and Marie-Antoinette

"State Butchers" by Thomas Rowlandson (1789) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "A hand-coloured print of the Prince of Wales who is laid out on a bench about to be operated on by Tory peers, under the direction of William Pitt who instructs the party to begin by cutting out the Princely heart first..." And I thought today's political cartoons were vicious - yikes!

A hand-coloured print of the Prince of Wales who is laid out on a bench about to be operated on by Tory peers, under the direction of William Pitt who.

'Master Billy's Procession to Grocers Hall', by Thomas Rowlandson, March 1784. A large crowd accompanied Pitt when he went to receive the freedom of the City of London at Grocers Hall in February 1784. (Royal Collection Trust)

'Master Billy's Procession to Grocers Hall', by Thomas Rowlandson, March A large crowd accompanied Pitt when he went to receive the freedom of the City of London at Grocers Hall in February (Royal Collection Trust)

"Presentation of the Mahometan credentials -or- the final resource of French atheists" by James Gillray, 1793. Pitt cowers in terror before the, er, impressive credentials. This print is a caricature of a painting by Mather Brown - an engraving of it is here: http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/work.aspx?obj=28704. In the painting, Pitt is the figure second from the left.

of the Mahometan credentials - or - the final resource of French atheists by James Gillray.

Consequences of a successfull French invasion ;"We come to recover your long lost liberties" : scene, the House of Commons, Gillray. 1798

Consequences of a successfull French invasion ;"We come to recover your long lost liberties" : scene, the House of Commons, Gillray.

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