This website uses cookies to provide a rich user experience. Please consult our Cookie Policy to learn about what cookies this website uses, or to control the cookies you receive. You need do nothing if you are happy to receive cookies.
Look and Learn History Picture Library License images from £2.99
1 of 21,572

Wilkes, and Liberty – A New Song

Active selection:    
Wilkes, and Liberty--A New Song. A broadside comprising an engraving printed above two columns of verse in letterpress. The former represents two groups; in one the Earl of Bute, armed with a dagger, tears away the robe of the fainting Britannia, and is about to stab her bare bosom; Earl Temple, armed with a sword, defends Britannia with that weapon, and thrusts forward a shield which is inscribed "North Briton." W. Pitt, who is on his knees, receives the victim in his arms. The other group shows Wilkes, armed with a sword, and having a shield marked "North Briton", joined with C. Churchill, who is dressed in his clerical robes, and carries a cudgel; they are driving away a party of Scottish clients of Lord Bute; one of Wilks's feet is placed on the neck of Tobias Smollett. Date 1763 or later.

Buy this image

Available worldwide for immediate download up to 3,153 x 5,074 pixels.


  1. Register (in 30 seconds) or log in.
  2. Select image(s).
  3. Click on Buy selection.
  4. Choose intended use or request a quote.
  5. Confirm terms & conditions.
  6. Pay by card, PayPal or bank transfer.

Can we help?

For volume pricing, high-res previews, credit terms, or any other queries, please contact us.