Answer to Question #101735 in History for Jessica

Question #101735
What provoked 'loyalists' to burn effigies of Thomas Paine?
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2020-01-27T07:14:25-0500

Between November 1792 and March 1793, the author of The Rights of Man, Tom Paine, was burnt in effigy in a number of places throughout England. The effigy burnings of Paine are often seen as evidence of the basically


conservative and traditionally libertarian sentiments of the British populace and as testimony to a populist, counter-revolutionary nationalism.


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