Anonymous (1871) Britannia in Council

Anonymous (1871) Britannia in Council, London, Grant & Co.

Britannia in Council: A Political Retrospect (1871), in which the Battle of Dorking is re-enacted as a kind of Near Future pantomime, in which John Bull and other similar figures reminisce animatedly about the events of 1871, the minatory bite of George T Chesney’s tale being translated into farce. [SFE].

This little brochure is described as a “political retrospect.” It hits hard at the follies and failures of the Ministers during the Session, and will be read with pleasure by all who can appreciate a smart and racy satire. [Derby Mercury – Wednesday 18 October 1871, p.6]