City Politician 1771–1775
This chapter discusses Wilkes' time in the City of London, which engrossed his political attention in the early 1770s. He deployed his popularity in the city to combat and embarrass the King's government as embodied in the North ministry. He also used this time to wait until the next general election, which was held in 1775. It was during this period when more successes and less failure marked his political career, which are also discussed in detail.
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