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By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

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Print shows Britannia drawn and quartered at a crossroad by ropes attached to three horses, one labeled "Tyranny" racing down the road "to America", another labeled "Venality" racing down the road "to Spain", and the third labeled "Ignorance" racing down the road "to France", the fourth rope is attached to a post labeled "court influence" on the road labeled "Despotism". At the center of the crossroad, behind Britannia, is a large pedestal over which leans George III with a Scotsman (probably the Earl of Bute) standing astride him and holding in each hand a whip with long lashes with which he assails the horses and a winged figure making haste toward America bearing Britannia's staff topped with a liberty cap.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5580
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 784.

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01/01/1780
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Old England17.99358, -77.46606
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