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Prisoner for Blasphemy

George William Foote

George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker", a magazine that, despite the best efforts of the 19th Century British judicial system, is still going strong. "Prisoner for Blasphemy" is a memoir of his several trials and final imprisonment in Holloway Gaol. Although Foote's was the last prominent blasphemy case in England, his hope that the blasphemy law would soon be abolished was not to be realised until almost a century after his death, in 2008. (Summary by RobBoard)

George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker", a magazine that, despite the best efforts of the 19th Century British judicial system, is still going strong. "Prisoner for Blasphemy" is a memoir of his several trials and final imprisonment in Holloway Gaol. Although Foote's was the last prominent blasphemy case in England, his hope that the blasphemy law would soon be abolished was not to be realised until almost a century after his death, in 2008. (Summary by RobBoard)
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George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker", a magazine that, despite the best efforts of the 19th Century British judicial system, is still going strong. "Prisoner for Blasphemy" is a memoir of his several trials and final imprisonment in Holloway Gaol. Although Foote's was the last prominent blasphemy case in England, his hope that the blasphemy law would soon be abolished was not to be realised until almost a century after his death, in 2008. (Summary by RobBoard)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:08