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The Cartoons of George Cruikshank
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George Cruikshank (27 September 1792 - 1 February 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience.
George Cruikshank, like many people, was deeply shocked by the Peterloo Massacre on 16th August, 1819. Cruikshank responded to this event by produced one of his most powerful drawings, Massacre at St. Peter's. Most of Cruikshank's early cartoons are moderately sympathetic of radical causes and critical of both the monarchy and the government


What are the French merchants offering?
How do the English landlords respond?
What is the reaction of the English worker and his family?

Massacre at St Peters

The title of the above cartoon was 'A Radical Reformer... a neck or nothing man dedicated to the heads of the nation'
1. Who are the people tripping over each other and running away from the guillotine figure (which represents the radical movement)?
2. Who is falling over a pile of money?
3. Is this cartoon pro or anti government?
4. is this cartoon pro or anti radical?

The Prince Regent

What is this cartoon saying about the monarchy and the Prince Regent?


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