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Record 6557

Reading Experience:

'In the even read several political papers called "The North Briton", which are wrote by John Wilkes Esq., member for Aylesbury in Bucks, for the writing of which he has been committed to the Tower, and procured his release by a writ of habeas corpus. I really think they breathe forth such a spirit of liberty that it is an extreme good paper.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 13 Jul 1763
Country: England
Time: evening: 'even'
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
location in dwelling: home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1763
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Wilkes
Title: The North Briton
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
Publication details: weekly, begun June 1762
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6557  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Diary of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 275
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 275,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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