john horne tooke


(John) Horne [hawrn] , 1736–1812, English politician and philologist. Unabridged
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Tooke (tʊk)
John Horne, original name John Horne. 1736--1812, British radical, who founded (1771) the Constitutional Society to press for parliamentary reform: acquitted (1794) of high treason. He also wrote the philological treatise The Diversions of Purley (1786)

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john horne tooke

radical politician, one of the most effective English agitators for parliamentary reform and freedom of dissent in the late 18th century. He attacked the powerful Whig magnates but stopped short of advocating democracy.

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