The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Bludgeon thought to have been used by George Eld (1745-1827) in rioting associated with the Coventry election of 1780. Eld, of Cross-Cheaping Ward, voted for Edward Roe Yeo and John Baker Holroyd, the anti-corporation candidates and supporters of Lord North's Administration, who were returned on petition in 1781.

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum; Object Number: SH.A.85

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Candidate: Edward Roe Yeo
Candidate: John Baker Holroyd
Constituency: Coventry
date: 1780
date: c1780
Election: Dec-1780
keyword: Weapon
maker: [Unknown]
materials: Wood
place: Coventry
place: Cross Cheaping, Coventry