John King

(c. 1753—1824) moneylender and radical

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(c. 1753–1824). Moneylender, radical, and father of Gothic novelists Charlotte Dacre and Sophia King (b. c. 1782), he exemplifies the social, political, and religious ambiguities of an ambitious Jewish intellectual of humble origins seeking to make his way in late Georgian London.


From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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