A collection of 25 broadsides warning the British public of the threat of invasion by Napoleon's forces.

NAPOLEONIC WAR  (1803)

£15000.00 

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This collection contains 25 broadsides warning the British public of the threat of invasion by Napoleon’s forces during the summer and autumn of 1803. They were designed to appeal to all strands of society, from magistrates and city financiers to provincial shopkeepers and agricultural workers, men as well as women.

 

All of the broadsides have been carefully mounted at the top and bottom on modern paper.

The collection includes:

 

Sheridan’s Address to the People. Our King! Our Country! And our God!, Who is Bonaparte?, A Dialogue between a British Tar just landed at Portsmouth and a Brave Soldier lately returned from Egypt, People of the British Isles, A Relish of Old Nick, John Bull to Brother Patrick In Ireland, Bob Rousem’s epistle to Bonypart, Fellow Citizens, Bonaparte Threatens to Invade us, Invasion. Scene II. Of a Play. Enter John Bull, Sandy of Scotland, Taffy of Wales, and Patrick of Ireland, My Friends and Countrymen, Britons to Arms!, Shakespeare’s Ghost! and The Tender Mercies of Bonaparte in Egypt!

 

Please enquire for a full listing and detailed descriptions of each broadside. 

Stock Code: 216950

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