William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

And the Battle of Hustings

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1923), artist

Dalziel Brothers, engravers

Fun (14 April 1880): 149

Gladstone and the Liberal Party defeats Disraeli and the Tories in a battle of hustings or electioneering. The play on words alludes to the Battle of Hastings (1066) in which William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo-Saxons.

Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the Princeton University library.

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