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CLIP 10344

Legacy of the satire map

Legacy of the satire map

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Key Info
  • Legacy of the satire map
  • Duration: 04:03
  • This extract from the BBC programme 'The Beauty of Maps' looks into the creative process of creating political cartoon satire. Peter Brookes from The Times provides expert comment on how to understand political satire, looks into an example from Frederick Rose's Serio Comic War Map (1877) and also mentions the work of British caricaturist James Gilray. This clip was first published on the 'The Beauty of Maps' website, Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    History Skills

  • Keywords: Peter Brookes, political satire, Frederick Rose, James Gilray
Ideas for use in class
  • History classroom: Give students a copy of Frederick Rose's 'Serio-Comic War Map, 1877' and ask them to identify each country and the historical incidents and perspectives of each country. Extension: ask the students to consider the extent to which Rose was using satire to make his point.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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