The Age of George III
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George Cruikshank, March 1817.
The cartoon shows Castlereagh 'suspending' Liberty. The Archbishop of Canterbury is offering prayers against 'the madness of the people'. The scene takes place around the chief symbol of liberty - the printing press. This was published in the same year that the 'Gag Acts' were passed.
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