Definition of John wilkes
1. Noun. English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797).
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1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"The Correspondence of the late john wilkes, with his Friends; printed from the original Manuscripts: in which are introduced Memoirs of his Life, ..."
2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1865)
"The Correspondence of the late john wilkes, with his Friends ; printed from the original Manuscripts : in which are introduced Memoirs of his Life, ..."
3. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Biographical by John Nichols (1815)
"To this circumstance, and the unbounded indulgence of his parents, john wilkes was indebted for that literary turn of mind by which he was very early ..."
4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"Sittings after Michaelmas term, before lord chief justice Pratt : john wilkes, esq. plaintiff; Robert Wood, esq. defendant. In an action of trespass, ..."
5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"The book is entitled 'john wilkes, Patriot: an unfinished Autobiography.' [The principal authorities have already been indicated, others are as follows ..."
6. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1913)
"john wilkes BOOTH— WHAT BECAME OF HIM? WILLIAM II. ... expressing doubt as to the death of his assassin, john wilkes Booth; many asserting that his capture ..."