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Junius

(ˈdʒuːnjəs)
n
(Biography) pen name of the anonymous author of a series of letters (1769–72) attacking the ministries of George III of Great Britain and Ireland now generally believed to have been written by Sir Philip Francis
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Rumours about the identity of the anonymous author of the vitriolic Letters of Junius electrified the political scandalmongers of eighteenth-century London.
FOR some time it has been suspected that one of the two unnamed correspondents in a series of letters copied into a quarto volume among the manuscripts at Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire(1) was Philip Francis, the putative author of The Letters of Junius and the adversary of Warren Hastings.
In London he found himself in the midst of a controversy over the authorship of the Letters of Junius (1768-72) and over the recalcitrant American colonies.