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Biography of John Wilkes

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Birthname: John Wilkes


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Biography of John Wilkes:

 1725 – John Wilkes was born this year in London, was educated at Lei den, in Hertford, and also privately.  1747 – John Wilkes married Mary Meade and so came into possession of an estate and income in Buckinghamshire.

 1756 – They separated this year. John Wilkes was notoriously ugly, being called the ugliest man in England at the time.

John Wilkes possessed an unsightly squint and protruding jaw, but had a charm that carried all before it.  1762 – John Wilkes was initially a supporter of William Pitt the Elder.

When John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Butte, came to head the government this year, John Wilkes started a radical weekly publication, The North Briton, to attack him, using an anti-Scots tone.  1763 – John Wilkes was charged with seditious libel over attacks on the King's speech at the opening of Parliament in issue Number 45 on the 23rd of April this year.

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