Unrecorded Broadside Advertising "A Most Splendid Procession" for a Radical Orator [Broadside]. [Hunt, Henry (1773-1835)]. A Most Splendid Procession, This Day at 12 o'Clock, To Introduce Henry Hunt, Esq. Triumphantly into London. London: Printed by E. Thomas, 6 Denmark Court, Strand, . 9-1/4" x 7" broadside. Text in single column below headline. Light toning, small stains to corners from adhesive (?). Item framed and glazed. $750. * Hunt was a radical orator who advocated parliamentary reform and the repeal of the Corn Laws. He was convicted and jailed for his participation in the infamous 1819 Manchester rally that became the Peterloo massacre when the police and army intervened. He was released in 1820. This broadside advertises Hunt's triumphal entry into London. It states that the procession will begin in Islington, accompanied by music, flags and banners, and finish at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, where a banquet will be held in Hunt's honor. Readers are invited to join the banquet, which will feature music, toasts and illuminations, for 7s.6d. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside.
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