Too "Civil" By Half
The Governor-General Defending the Poor Sepoy.
Punch 33 (7 November 1857): 191
This cartoon opposing merciful British rule treatment of native insurgents, like "The Clemency of Canning," shows the degree to which Punch and the popular press wanted vengeance. The British public, still incensed by the atrocities committed against women and children, obviously wanted bloody justice, an attitude conveyed by some of Punch's allegorical treatments of the subject, such as "The British Lion's Vengeance on the Bengal Tiger" and "Justice."
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