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date: 18 September 2020

Bull, Johnlocked

(supp. fl. 1712–)
  • Miles Taylor

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Bull, John (supp.fl. 1712–), fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism, first appeared in print in The History of John Bull, a political allegory—sometimes wrongly attributed to Jonathan Swift, but now accepted as the work of John Arbuthnot, Queen Anne's physician. The ...

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