'Let us have truth and liberty': contesting Britishness and otherness from the prison cell, London 1820-1826
In November 1822, London’s New Times newspaper related the trial of a ‘wretched’, ‘shameless’ and ‘abandoned’ woman who appeared before the court of the King’s Bench.1 Susannah Wright was facing charges of blasphemy for the sale of two pamphlets from the notorious Fleet Street bookshop of imprisoned radicals Jane and Richard Carlile. A young Nottingham lace-worker, Susannah answered the Carlile’s calls for volunteers to keep the bookshop open and, assured of the support of her...[Show more]
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