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

Language: English

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