WICKED Jimmy and the Whitehaven COAL MINES, 1791

This picture is the cover of a pamphlet published in 1791 by the satirist, Peter Pindar (John Wolcot), a copy of which is in the British Museum’s collection. It is the last of several written attacking Sir James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale (1736-1802) known throughout the nation as ‘Wicked Jimmy’. He owned much of the coastal town of Whitehaven, and the Continue reading