Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon

Object Title

Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon

Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon

Date

1780

Reference

TOL PRISON [24]

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Item

Scope and Content

A newspaper containing an article on 'The Gordon Riots - Lord George Gordon committed', The London Chronicle. Vol. XLVII, no. 3669 (8 June - 10 June 1780), front page, cols. 1-3; page 2, col. 1; and page 7 (559), col. 2-3, 'On Wednesday the Governor of the Tower was alarmed with intelligence, that the mob meant to make an attack on that fortification and possess themselves of the armoury; a quantity of case shot which had been just brought from Woolwich, was immediately divided among the guns, and the guns to be properly pointed... Yesterday the drawbridges of the Tower were kept up...', Meanwhile mayhem reigns in the streets of London. Newgate, King's Bench prison, the Fleet Prison, and the Bank of England are under attack by lawless and drunken mobs, fire rages, And another article on 'Lord George Gordon arrested at his house in Welbeck Street', The instigator of the anti-Catholic riots is picked up 'and at half and hour after nine, Lord George Gordon was committed a close prisoner to the Tower... His Lordship rested last night in the Governor's apartments...', With the King's Proclamation offering ú50 reward for the conviction of the rioters

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