Louis, John, and William: the 'Dame Europa' pamphlets, 1870-1871


By David Wilkins, published 31st August 1999

The pamphlet printing industry in England received an unexpected boost in 1871 with the appearance of numerous works written, mainly, as commentaries, satires or allegories in Britain’s attitude regarding the Franco-Prussian War. The cause of this deluge was one particular tract, first issued on Salisbury in October 1870, whose purpose had been to attack the Liberal government’s policy of non-intervention.

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