The devastation occassioned by the rioters of London firing the new goal of Newgate: 1780

John Hamilton

The devastation occassioned by the rioters of London firing the new goal of Newgate: 1780
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The devastation occasioned by the rioters of London firing the new goal of Newgate and burning Mr Ackerman's furniture June 6th 1780. The inscription reads 'All the prisoners to the amount of 300 were released this night'. The illustration shows the Gordon Riots. A large bonfire has been built upon which furniture is flung, men wave hats, bludgeons and pick-axes. A flag is inscribed ' no popery'. This engraving was published by Alex Hogg, 16 Paternoster Row c. June 1780.

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