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UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London

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Having never grasped why Blake as an artist is so lionised I share Loxton's view that Gilray and Rowlandson are equally worthy of aclaim (and are also much more entertaining). It’s far better than you might be led to expect from that introduction, even though a later footnote includes “Ten points to Gryffindor”.

A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians. You can see many of my documentaries at History Hit TV and on the History Hit YouTube channel, or have a watch of my showreel, here.

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I’ve been an avid follower of Loxton’s for a while now and as a former student of media discourse analysis, I was extremely excited to see she was publishing a book on Georgian satire. follows the satirists as they lampoon those in power, from the Prince Regent to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. It was reviewed in The Times, The New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, The Spectator, BBC History Magazine, Country Life and The Mail on Sunday.Loxton's bringing together of Thomas Rowlandson, Isaac Cruikshank and James Gillray to tell the "tumultuous" history of late-eighteenth-century caricature is informed and intelligent. It was fascinating to learn more about the background of the artists and the manner in which they produced their prints.

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