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3rd June 1793. Triumph for Human Rights.

Today June 1793 saw the publication of James Gillray’s cartoon which portrayed William Pitt at the Helm of the Ship Constitution, between the rock (Scylla) of Democracy with a Liberty Cap on its summit, and the whirlpool (Charybdis) of arbitrary power in the shape of an inverted crown, looking to a distant Haven of Liberty. 437 more words