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The Black Dwarf

‘The Black Dwarf’ was a weekly political and satirical magazine published in London. As well as attacks on the contemporary establishment, the publication also included articles and poems in support of reform, and copies of resolutions passed by meetings of reformers across the country. Several extracts from the journal are reproduced below. 'The Black Dwarf's editor, Thomas Jonathan Wooler, was arrested and charged with sedition on several occasions, and spent 18 months in Warwick gaol for his role in the unofficial election of Sir Charles Wolseley as an alternative Member of Parliament at an 1819 Birmingham reform meeting.

The first two volumes of 'The Black Dwarf' (1817 and 1818) are included in the University of Warwick Library Special Collections.