Tower of London - Prisoners - Sir Francis Burdett

Object Title

Tower of London - Prisoners - Sir Francis Burdett

Tower of London - Prisoners - Sir Francis Burdett

Date

1810

Reference

TOL NEWS/517

Level

File

Scope and Content

A newspaper containing an article 'The release of Sir Francis Burdett - the procession from the Tower', From: The Times (22 June 1810), page 3, cols. 2-3), The crowd waits to see the gates of the Tower fly open, however, 'Sir Francis they were too soon informed, had, for what reason nobody could tell, declined the public triumph that awaited him; and from the Tower stairs, stepping into a boat, had, unobservedly, taken his departure from his prison house by water...', Super description of the expectant crowd, banners, but no Sir Francis, The reason for his side door exit was due to the Earl of Moira's suggestion 'to avoid the possible tumult of the day'

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