UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London (Paperback)

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UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London (Paperback)


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**A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalized it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians**

'Alice Loxton is the star of her generation ... the next big thing in history' DAN SNOW, author, Listening to Stone

'Vivid, pacey and endlessly engaging, this brilliant debut brings the late Georgian period dazzlingly to life. Irresistible stuff' TRACY BORMAN, author, Crown & Sceptre

London, 1772: a young artist called Thomas Rowlandson is making his way through the grimy backstreets of the capital, on his way to begin his studies at the Royal Academy Schools. Within a few years, James Gillray and Isaac Cruikshank would join him in Piccadilly, turning satire into an artform, taking on the British establishment, and forever changing the way we view power.

Set against a backdrop of royal madness, political intrigue, the birth of modern celebrity, French revolution, American independence and the Napoleonic Wars, UPROAR! follows the satirists as they lampoon those in power, from the Prince Regent to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Their prints and illustrations deconstruct the political and social landscape with surreal and razor-sharp wit, as the three men vie with each other to create the most iconic images of the day.

Alice Loxton's writing fizzes with energy on every page, and never fails to convince us that Gillray and his gang profoundly altered British humor, setting the stage for everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Private Eye and Spitting Image today. This is a book that will cause readers to reappraise everything they think they know about genteel Georgian London, and see it for what it was - a time of UPROAR!

Alice Loxton is a 27-year-old historian and the lead female presenter at History Hit TV, where she regularly co-presents documentaries with Dan Snow. She is also a well-loved face of the History Hit YouTube channel, and shares her passion for history with her 1 million + followers across social media.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785789557
ISBN-10: 1785789554
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English