UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London
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I’ve presented many history documentaries, been interviewed as a talking head, and appeared on live international broadcasts. You can see many of my documentaries at History Hit TV and on the History Hit YouTube channel, or have a watch of my showreel, here. My agent is Helen Purvis - please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Incisive and hilarious introduction to the age of revolutions, seen through the lens of English satire Wanted... bold and daring mini explorers to go wild in South Yorkshire's new land of adventure 'Uproar! Play Barn'. Are you ready to go on a quest into the unknown Jurassic word of Uproar!? A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians**English–Arabic English–Bengali English–Catalan English–Czech English–Danish English–Hindi English–Korean English–Malay English–Marathi English–Russian English–Tamil English–Telugu English–Thai English–Turkish English–Ukrainian English–Vietnamese Or if you have an even bigger appetite for adventure, book your table at the Evolution Experience Restaurant; located next door to Uproar! Play Barn.
In March 2023, I published my debut non-fiction history book, UPROAR!, which tells the thrilling story of London’s satirists from the late Georgian period. Stomp around this Jurassic adventure with the lights on full and the music and sound effects all turned down low. Alice Loxton heads the charge of an exciting new generation of historians - this is an exuberant, iconoclastic and, yes, uproarious debut -- Jessie Childs, author of THE SIEGE OF LOYALTY HOUSEAlice Loxton's UPROAR! is a delight: an energetic and highly enjoyable exploration of the careers and the turmoil of the social and political world of the leading caricaturists of the great age of satire, Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray, and Isaac Cruikshank. So rich is her research and so vivid is her prose that we emerge from reading this book feeling that we have argued, laughed and drunk punch with these men and felt the fierce brilliance of their minds and their art - which shines bright still today -- Jeremy Musson Uproar! Play Barn is located at The Yorkshire Hive, which is a free-to-enter destination adjacent to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Loxton plunges us headfirst into the tumultuous world of London's eighteenth-century printmakers in this lively, riveting and pacy account -- Charlotte Mullins, author of A LITTLE HISTORY OF ART Once more, It was reviewed in The Times , The New Statesman , TLS , LRB , The Spectator, BBC History Magazine, Country Life and The Mail on Sunday. I also wrote a piece which was printed in The Telegraph , and appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and twice on Times Radio . Vivid, pacey and endlessly engaging, this brilliant debut brings the late Georgian period dazzlingly to life. Irresistible stuff' TRACY BORMANHistorical nonfiction purists out there probably won’t enjoy this as much as I did from a writing style perspective: Loxton uses modern references to make points in a very casual, comical, delivery style. She uses hypothetical dialogue, journal entries, and “picture this” narrative devices to bring the reader into the past-she doesn’t simply regurgitate factual information. This, for me, was an interesting choice, but one that worked, especially given the light, jokey content & tone of the book. Her delivery style on TikTok and her delivery in this book is very similar-I could hear her voice in my head as I read this! Alice Loxton's analysis of Georgian England is razor sharp, witty and engaging. An appropriately "laugh out loud" history of the age of satire -- Helen Carr, author of THE RED PRINCE Alice lives and breathes history - it's almost uncanny. I think she may have come from the past -- Dr Sam Willis, author of THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWER