Robinson Crusoe's Author Daniel Defoe Put in Pillory for Seditious Libel Hot

Robinson Crusoe's Author Daniel Defoe Put in Pillory for Seditious Libel

Daniel Defoe in the Pillory
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Daniel Defoe, famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, is put in the pillory. Defoe was convicted of seditious libel because he published a pamphlet about nonconformists in which he satirically called for their extermination.

Instead of pelting Daniel Defoe with dangerous objects, crowds reportedly throw flowers at him — though the accuracy of this story is disputed.

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