John Horne Tooke

Standard Name: Tooke, John Horne


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politics Thomas Holcroft
He came to trial along with Thomas Hardy , Daniel Adams , and John Horne Tooke . Some of his co-defendants were acquitted and the case was dropped.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Goodwin, Albert. The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution. Hutchinson, 1979.
politics Amelia Opie
Amelia Alderson (later AO ) attended the treason trials at the Old Bailey of Horne Tooke and Thomas Holcroft (friends of her family) and other would-be reformers; it was here that she got to know...
politics Mary Tighe
MT was a liberal Whig in political opinions. She celebrated the famous acquittal of Thomas Hardy , John Thelwall , and John Horne Tooke of the charge of high treason in a sonnet Written on...


20 February 1769
The Bill of Rights Society was founded at the London Tavern by John Horne (later John Horne Tooke ), John Sawbridge , Thomas Wilson , and others, to support Wilkes and to defend the legal...
April 1771
John Horne (later John Horne Tooke ) and others seceded from the Bill of Rights Society to form the Constitutional Society .
16 December 1789
The Society for Constitutional Information (a potentially radical political organization) held its semi-annual meeting at the London Tavern, to commemorate the centenary of the Bill of Rights.
Late 1790
William Holland published a print of Burke running the gauntlet of enemies with whips: women as well as men.
September 1794
Indictments against Thomas Hardy , John Horne Tooke , and John Thelwall argued that proposals radically to limit the power of the king should rank as treason.
6 October 1794
A London grand jury found twelve accused radicals guilty of high treason. Lord Chief Justice Eyre had delivered them the charge.