william-pitt

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You don’t believe you and I could change things?

William Pitt became the youngest Prime Minister and led Britain against France and Napoleon. William Wilberforce led movements that abolished the slave trade and reformed the education system. They're buried near each other in Westminster Abbey. 

A British political cartoon depicting John Bull emitting an explosive bout of flatulence at a poster of George III as an outraged William Pitt the Younger (Prime Minister) announces he is a traitor.  The cartoon was created as a reaction to William Pitts threats to suspend habeas corpus the previous month.

Illustrated by Richard Newton, 19th of March, 1798.