Join historian Alex Loxton for a talk about her new book UPROAR! A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain told through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it.
A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians
Set against a backdrop of royal madness, political intrigue and the birth of modern celebrity; UPROAR! follows three satirists Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray and Isaac Cruikshank as they lampoon those in power.
From the Prince Regent to Georgiana to Duchess of Devonshire, their prints and illustrations deconstruct the political and social landscape with surreal and razor-sharp wit.
UPROAR! fizzes with energy on every page. Alice Loxton writes with verve and energy, never failing to convince in her thesis that Gillray and his gang profoundly altered British humour, setting the stage for everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Private Eye and Spitting Image today.
Alice Loxton is a 27-year-old historian, writer and presenter. She is passionate about bringing history to mainstream audiences and has worked with History Hit, Channel 4, Call of Duty, LadBible, Minecraft, Xbox, BBC Bitesize, The National Trust and many other charities and organisations. She shares her love of history via her social media channels, where she has over a million followers (@history_alice).
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