The – Great – General frightened by Don-Key !

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The – Great – General frightened by Don-Key !
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Wellington, in his characteristic neat blue coat and white trousers, flees in terror, his hat falling off, from a large braying ass, wearing a Chain of Office and Alderman’s robes. As a result of an alarmist letter from the Lord Mayor-Elect John Key (Master of the Stationer’s Company), and many rumours of a assasination plot, Wellington had decided that the King’s visit to the Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Dinner should be cancelled. The papers ridiculed the Government’s cowardice, but even the radical politician Francis Place considered the Ministry’s fears well founded. BM 16305.