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Response to Review of The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture and Insurrection in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

We welcome this positive and constructive review of our book and we are pleased that the reviewer considers that it is ‘sorely needed’. Regarding the book’s focus on London, we feel that this was justified by the fact that the Gordon riots were predominantly a London phenomenon, though we accept that more work on the regional and Scottish resistance to the Catholic Relief Act would be valuable follow-up work, and a genuine recognition of our book’s importance in promoting scholarly debate about the riots. Thanks to Katrina for a prompt and helpful response.