John Wilkes

John Wilkes

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Caption: John Wilkes (1727-1797). English politician. Portrait. A member of the Hell-fire club which indulged in orgies at Medmenham Abbey. He became a symbol of free speech with the epitaph, 'a friend of liberty'. Image taken from The Iliad. Homeri Ilias, id est, de rebus ad Trojam gestis. Editio postrema. With the autograph and portrait of John Wilkes, (in appendix)... Originally published in Joan. Hayes: Cantabrigiae, 1686.

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