Lord George Gordon

Standard Name: Gordon, Lord George

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Dedications Maria De Fleury
MDF dedicated to Lord George Gordon a masque-like or operatic work entitled Henry; or, The Triumph of Grace. A Sacred Poem.
De Fleury, Maria. Henry. R. Denham, 1782.
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Dedications Maria De Fleury
Lord George Gordon was arrested on 9 June 1780 and sent to the Tower of London after the anti-Catholic riots bearing his name. He came to trial on 5 February 1781, but was acquitted the...
politics Maria De Fleury
MDF 's first publicised brush with politics involved her membership of the Protestant Association ,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
her support for Lord George Gordon and her approval of the anti-Catholic Gordon riots.
Publishing Maria De Fleury
MDF published and sold from her own house, with her name and printed for the author, Unrighteous Abuse Detected and Chastised, a 24-page pamphlet which is another vindication of Lord George Gordon .
De Fleury, Maria. Unrighteous Abuse Detected and Chastised. R. Denham, 1781.
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Textual Features Maria De Fleury
MDF celebrates the Association in a poem addressing it. Her book's full title is Unrighteous Abuse Detected and Chastised; or, A Vindication of Innocence and Integrity, Being an Answer to a Virulent Poem, Intituled, The...
Textual Production Judith Kazantzis
JK compiled and published a Jackdaw pack reproducing historical documents for use in schools: The Gordon Riots: a collection of contemporary documents.
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University of Alberta Libraries On-line Catalogue.
Textual Production Maria De Fleury
MDF published her pamphlet Poems, Occasioned by the Confinement and Acquittal of the Right Honourable Lord George Gordon , President of the Protestant Association.
Gordon the champion of Protestantism converted to Judaism in 1786.
De Bruyn, Frans. “Anti-Semitism, Millenarianism, and Radical Dissent in Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, No. 4, pp. 577 -00.
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De Fleury, Maria. Poems. R. Denham, 1781.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Judith Kazantzis
A cover sheet lists the contents, with a sketch map of London in 1780 (the year the riots happened, in early June), a list of further reading, and some questions for essays or discussion. Six...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Timberlake Wertenbaker
It is set in London in the eighteenth century. For the opening scene TW used a story she had heard of a woman trained in the art of hostessing by talking to an empty chair...

Timeline

6 April 1780
The Radical cause in Britain was advanced when the House of Commons passed a motion by John Dunning (later Baron Ashburton) , that the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to...
2 June 1780
The Gordon Riots began in London: anti-Catholic mobs encouraged by Lord George Gordon (leader of the Protestant Association ) attacked and burned churches and other buildings and terrorised the populace.