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Britannia Rules the Waves!!

  • Britannia Rules the Waves!!

Annotation

This color drawing from 1798 mocks both the French navy’s abysmal performance against Nelson’s fleet and the French hope to invade England; in the style of Gillray, it depicts a grotesque, gargantuan woman, straddling the English Channel and urinating into French ships while her trident pierces France and breaks off pieces to be seized by Britain.

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Included as part of the LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
https://revolution.chnm.org/d/50

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Britannia Rules the Waves!! in World History Commons,