Historical references to London's sounds

A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.

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 Demonstrations     2 1 1   1  
 Elections and election campaigns     1          
 Meetings and indoor gatherings       1   2    
 Public political oratory   2       1 1  
 Strikes and trade union activities     1       1  
 Political, sectarian and ethnic conflict   1   1     1  

Period referred to: 1715

Sound category: Political > Demonstrations

Title of work: Diary of Dudley Ryder

Type of publication: Private diary

Author: Dudley Ryder

Year of publication: 1715

Page/volume number: 20 October 1715

A loyalist procession against the Jacobite rebellion of 1715

Went to brother's at 4. There were several ladies to see the procession of figures of the Pope, the Devil and the Pretender which were expected to be burnt. There was a great mob about the streets and much holloing for King George. It pleased exceedingly well. The streets rang with huzzas for the King, but I could not but feel a great displeasure when I heard once a hiss mixed with the shoutings. The society of young men at the Roebuck had prepared the effigies of the Pope, Devil and Pretender and some others to be carried in procession, but the Tories had spread about a malicious report that they intended to burn the Queen. It was therefore thought advisable not to prosecute that design, but they made a vast large bonfire over against Bow Church and burnt some images there with a prodigious crowd of people that were continually crying 'God bless King George' and drank his and all the royal family's health. The streets were very well illuminated.