Gilbert Wakefield

Died aged c. 45

Gilbert Wakefield (1756–1801) was an English scholar and controversialist. He moved from being a cleric and academic, into tutoring at dissenting academies, and finally became a professional writer and publicist. In a celebrated state trial, he was imprisoned for a pamphlet critical of government policy of the French Revolutionary Wars; and died shortly after his release.

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On this site stood the old rectory in which was born Gilbert Wakefield theologian and scholar Feb 22nd 1756. Died at Hackney, Sep 9th 1801

St Nicholas Churchyard, Maid Marion Way, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they was born (1756)