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The death of Lord George Gordon...
Item # 619181
November 5, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793
* Lord George Gordon death
* British politician
Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostracized.
The report includes: "...Lord George was the third son of Cosmo George, Duke of Gordon......At an early period he entered the Navy which he quitted during the American war..." with more on his life. It also notes: "...The remains of Lord George Gordon have been removed from Newgate to be interred by his friends." He died in prison for his involvement in the Gordon Riots.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's