"Hone and the Spy System"

Gardner, John (2017) "Hone and the Spy System". In: William Hone and the Culture of Protest, University of Warwick.

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Although Britain has always had some sort of domestic spy system, it reached an intensity of operation in the period following the ending of the Napoleonic wars, until the death of Queen Caroline. It seemed to many that Britain was on the eve of a revolution. This paper examined how the insidious nature of Sidmouth's Spy System damaged personal relationships and poisoned that of the two most successful radical polemicists of the day William Hone and William Cobbett.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Spy System, William Hone, William Cobbett, National Archives, Lord Sidmouth, Revolution
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Professor John Gardner
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2018 10:28
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702752

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