Prisoner for Blasphemy

George William FOOTE (1850 - 1915)

George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker", a magazine that, despite the best efforts of the 19th Century British judicial system, is still going strong. "Prisoner for Blasphemy" is a memoir of his several trials and final imprisonment in Holloway Gaol. Although Foote's was the last prominent blasphemy case in England, his hope that the blasphemy law would soon be abolished was not to be realised until almost a century after his death, in 2008. (Summary by RobBoard)

Genre(s): Memoirs, Atheism & Agnosticism

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Rob Marland
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Play 01 I. The Storm Brewing Rob Marland
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Play 02 II. Our First Summons Rob Marland
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Play 03 III. Mr. Bradlaugh Included Rob Marland
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Play 04 IV. Our Indictment Rob Marland
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Play 05 V. Another Prosecution Rob Marland
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Play 06 VI. Preparing for Trial Rob Marland
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Play 07 VII. At the Old Bailey Rob Marland
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Play 08 VIII. Newgate Rob Marland
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Play 09 IX. The Second Trial Rob Marland
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Play 10 X. "Black Maria" Rob Marland
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Play 11 XI. Holloway Gaol Rob Marland
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Play 12 XII. Prison Life Rob Marland
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Play 13 XIII. Parson Plaford Rob Marland
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Play 14 XIV. The Third Trial Rob Marland
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Play 15 XV. Loss and Gain Rob Marland
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Play 16 XVI. A Long Night Rob Marland
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Play 17 XVII. Daylight Rob Marland
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