Moseley Hall, the Residence of Lady Carhampton.Moseley-Hall, Residence of Lady Carhampton. Moseley-Hall is situated on a rising ground, in the village of that name, about three miles from Birmingham. This was next to Mr Russell’s in the order of destruction... c’est a quoi elle se trouva obligée de se conformer, et le Samedi soi 16 Juillet cette belle maison devint la proie des flammes.
London. Published, 1 May 1792, by J.Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard.
Aquatint with descriptive text in English and French. Sheet 406 x 260mm. 16 x 10¼". Laid on album page, foxing.
Moseley Hall, belonged to John Taylor, and was burnt down after the rioters had carefully moved all the furniture and belongings of the occupant, the Dowager Lady Carhampton, a relative of George III . The Priestley Riots, the Birmingham Riots of 1791, targeted religious Dissenters, most notably the politically and theologically controversial Joseph Priestley. From "Views of the Ruins of the Principal Houses destroyed during the Riots at Birmingham. 1791." On the 14th of July, 1791, a party having met at an hotel to celebrate the anniversary of the French revolution, collected together as a mob, and proceeded for several days their devastations, setting fire to several meeting-houses and private mansions, but on the arrival of the military from Oxford and Hounslow, order was restored: at the ensuing assizes four of the ring-leaders were convicted, two of whom suffered the penalty of the law. Shortly after this occurrence barracks were erected on the Vauxhall-road, near the town, consisting of a range of handsome buildings, enclosing a spacious area for the exercise of cavalry, and a smaller for parades, a riding-school, a magazine, and an hospital.
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