Caricature as a Source for the History of Science: De la Beche's Anti-Lyellian Sketches of 1831

  title={Caricature as a Source for the History of Science: De la Beche's Anti-Lyellian Sketches of 1831},
  author={Martin J S Rudwick},
  pages={534 - 560}
T HE VALUE OF CONTEMPORARY CARICATURES for the understanding of political and social history has long been recognized by general historians. The libelous lampoons of James Gillray, for example, can give not only amusement but also valuable insight into the affairs (in both senses) of the Prince Regent and into the way in which those affairs were viewed by the social class that bought the caricatures. Perhaps because of a concern to outgrow an anecdotal and antiquarian past, historians of… 
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