Barnaby Rudge, which was first published weekly in Master Humphrey's Clock after the conclusion of The Old Curiosity Shop, is Dickens's first historical novel. It tells the story of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots, which convulsed London in 1780, intertwined with a murder mystery. Illustrations for the original publication were done by Hablot Knight Browne, or "Phiz,” and George Cattermole.