A Visit to the Irish Pig! With reflections Physical & Moral
George III, accompanied by the Lord Chamberlain Salisbury, inspects a gigantic pig. Salisbury announces 'That Pig is the Tallest Fittest Properest Pig to stand before the K[ing]...'. The animal has been identified as the Enniscorthy boar, intended as a peace offering by ex-rebels to be placed in the Tower of London as a curiosity. It was said that an Irishman recognized the animal and announced, to amuse the company, that the Irish attributed its great size to its having eaten the Protestant clergymen of Enniscorthy after the battle. The King heard this and the unfortunate animal was shot.
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Newspaper Headline 1926
The headline announces the end of the General Strike. The Strike was called by the Trade Union Congress to support miners protests at wage cuts.
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