British History 2:
From the French Revolution to World War II
Topic: "Majesties and Royal Highnesses"

by Laura Cenicola & Mareike Aumann

Glossary: Gillray

James Gillray (1756-1815) is considered one of the finest caricaturists of the British canon, and the leading exponent of graphic satire during what is often described as the golden age of caricature. Working from the 1780s through to the early nineteenth century, the sharp, even perverse wit of Gillray's prints targeted George III ('Farmer George'), the Prince of Wales, William Pitt, Napoleon, and many other leading politicians of an age of monarchical crisis, revolution and war.



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