Lord George Gordon

Had been convicted in June 1787 of libelling the French queen. He evaded immediate arrest by going to the Continent, and on his return professed himself a convert to Judaism. He was arrested in Birmingham in December for contempt of court, and sent to Newgate. The mob that he raised was in 1780 in connexion with the " No-popery " riots.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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