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William Charles, 1776–1820, American cartoonist, etcher, and engraver, b. Edinburgh, Scotland. He probably came to the United States to avoid prosecution for his satirical drawings. He is best known for his cartoons of the War of 1812, in which he mocked the English in the rough, biting style of Gillray. An example of his work is Admiral Cockburn Burning and Plundering Havre-de-Grace (Maryland Historical Society).

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Macready, William Charles

Macready, William Charles (1793–1873) British actor and theatrical manager. Distinguished as a Shakespearean actor, he achieved fame in the leading role of Richard III in 1819. His productions were noted for their meticulous attention to detail.

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