Combating radical ideas, October 1793

By the end of the 18th century the demand for reform had been tainted by the French Revolution and was viewed with suspicion. This poster, issued by a loyalist society instituted at a meeting in Southwark in 1793, warns that reform would bring nothing but ruin and misery. The society promises to do everything in its power to prevent the spread of radical ideas and to defend the constitution. Capital letters are liberally employed to add weight to their message.
Catalogue reference: HO 42/26, no. 701 (10 October 1793)

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