The History of Leith

April 29, 2006

Broadside regarding political change

This broadside begins: ‘FELLOW CITIZENS! AND FELLOW COUNTRYMEN! We rejoice to unite with you in mutual congratulations over the happy event which has this day brought us together. Scotland is now, for the first time, in a situation which realises the aspirations of the best and most enlightened of her sons, – SHE IS FREE!’ It includes a decorative border and an illustration of Britannia along with the words ‘BRITANNIA, based on the Commons, throwing off the Trammels of Corruption’. According to a note at the bottom of the sheet, it was ‘Printed and Distributed in the Grand Reform Jubilee Procession, by the Printers of Edinburgh, August 10, 1832.’ for more click here

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