A large John Bull being held down and force-fed by Peel and Wellington; representing the idea of the Catholic emancipation as a breach of the constitution. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829.

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John Bull is crying: "Murder! if you get it down it will ruin my constitution", the paper that is being forced down his throat is entitled: "Catholic Emancipation". Wellington says: "Hold - him fast - Bob - I'll soon make him swallow it - there it goes Johnny you will be quite a different man after this." The mortar is inscribed: "Dose for 40s Free".

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 26 x 37.3 cm

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Quacks from Church St. Dr. Arther & his man Bob giving John Bull a bolus.

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  • [London] (26 Haymarket)

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  • T. McLean. Political & other caricatures daily pub.

Dates

  • April 1829

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A large John Bull being held down and force-fed by Peel and Wellington; representing the idea of the Catholic emancipation as a breach of the constitution. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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