My history hero: William Hogarth (1697–1764)

Simon Jenkins, writer, editor, and chairman of the National Trust, hails the artist who turned a critical eye on Georgian London

A portrait of William Hogarth, whom Simon Jones admires for possessing an extraordinary eye for pictorial detail and social nuance. (Photo by Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the December 2008 edition of BBC History Magazine

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