Author: Suzanne Forbes
This book is the first full-length study of the development of Irish political print culture from the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 to the advent of the Hanoverian succession in 1714. Based on extensive analysis of publications produced in Ireland during the period, including newspapers, sermons and pamphlet literature, this book demonstrates that print played a significant role in contributing to escalating tensions between tory and whig partisans in Ireland during this period. Indeed, by the end of Queen Anne’s reign the public were, for the first time in an Irish context, called upon in printed publications to make judgements about the behaviour of politicians and political parties and express their opinion in this regard at the polls. These new developments laid the groundwork for further expansion of the Irish press over the decades that followed.
Author: Gerald Newman,Leslie Ellen Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Special features *Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland *Comprehensive in its range of individual topics *Written in concise, clear and readable style *Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings *An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches *Offers an interesting selected chronology Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.
Author: Tony Claydon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the first extensive account of royal propaganda in England between 1689 and 1702. It demonstrates that the regime of William III did not rely upon legal or constitutional rhetoric as it attempted to legitimate itself after the Glorious Revolution, but rather used a protestant, providential and biblically-based language of 'courtly reformation'. This language presented the king as a divinely-protected godly magistrate who could both defend the true church against its popish enemies, and restore the original piety and virtue of the elect English nation. Concentrating upon a range of hitherto understudied sources - especially sermons and public prayers - the book demonstrates the vigour with which these ideas were broadcast by an imaginative group of propagandists enabling the king to cope with central political difficulties - the need to attract support for wars with France and the need to work with Parliament.
Author: Joseph Hone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne is the first detailed study of the final Stuart succession crisis. It demonstrates for the first time the centrality of debates about royal succession to the literature and political culture of the early eighteenth century. Using previously neglected, misunderstood, and newly discovered material, Joseph Hone shows that arguments about Anne's right to the throne were crucial to the construction of nascent party political identities. Literary texts were the principal vehicle through which contemporaries debated the new queen's legitimacy. This book sheds fresh light on canonical authors such as Daniel Defoe, Alexander Pope, and Joseph Addison by setting their writing alongside the work of lesser known but nonetheless important figures such as John Tutchin, William Pittis, Nahum Tate, John Dennis, Henry Sacheverell, Charles Leslie, and other anonymous and pseudonymous authors. Through close historical analysis, it shows how this new generation of poets, preachers, and pamphleteers transformed older models of succession writing by Milton, Dryden, and others, and imbued conventional genres such as panegyric and satire with their own distinctive poetics. By immersing the major authors in their milieu, and reconstructing the political and material contexts in which those authors wrote, Literature and Party Politics demonstrates the vitality of debates about royal succession in early eighteenth-century culture.
Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722
Author: John Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The religious and political history of late 17th and early 18th century England is typically written in terms of conflict and division. Focusing on provinvial towns Professor Miller reveals that, although town government was not at all democratic, there was participation, consultation, and negotiation.
Essays in Memory of John A. Phillips
Author: Clyve Jones,Richard W. Davis,Philip Salmon
Publisher: Parliamentary History Yearbook Trust
Category: Great Britain
These essays deal with aspects of politics in the age of aristocratic oligarchy from the late 17th to the 19th centuries. They elucidate a precedent that saved the Reform Bill in 1832; treat Britain’s efforts to rule 18th-century Ireland, (and surging British patriotism) as real but not extreme; and examine several aspects of parliamentary reform through the courts and by carefully managed rioting.Municipal reform provided a major impetus to the reform of parliament, and when carried enhanced its impact, as this collection shows. However, the book also explores how Corn Law reform in 1846 owed more to the ambitions of some peers and the consciences of others than to a newly-empowered public opinion. Food also played a part in politics as shown by the evolution of the political dinner, examined in the final essay.Published as a special issue of the journal Parliamentary History (24:3)
How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain
Author: W. Mulligan,B. Simms
Category: Political Science
External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issues from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.
Author: John Patrick Montaño
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A major 2011 study of the cultural origins of the Tudor plantations in Ireland and of early English imperialism in general.
A Narrative History
Author: Robert Bucholz,Newton Key
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, assuming no prior knowledge of British history Provides student aids such as maps, illustrations, genealogies, and glossary This edition reflects recent scholarship on Henry VIII and the Civil War Extends coverage of the Reformations, the Rump and Barebone's Parliament, Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, and the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9 Includes a new section on women’s roles and the historiography of women and gender Accompanied by Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714 Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors’ blogspot: http://earlymodernengland.blogspot.com/ [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]
On the Same Foot With All Other Nations; Containing Also, a Defence of the Jews Against All Vulgar Prejudices in All Countries (Classic Reprint)
Author: John Toland
Category: Literary Collections
Excerpt from Reasons for Naturalizing the Jews in Great Britain and Ireland: On the Same Foot With All Other Nations; Containing Also, a Defence of the Jews Against All Vulgar Prejudices in All Countries Have we not all one Father Has not one God erected at I W) do we Jed neacberou } ever] one with his neighbour! Md. 1. To. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Religion, Society and Politics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Ireland
Author: D. W. Hayton,Andrew R. Holmes
This collection of new work by established scholars explores a range of topics in the history of Ireland between the Williamite Revolution and the mid-nineteenth century, an era of massive social and political change. The authors consider political and literary responses to the development of Ireland's 'confessional state', the origins of protest movements, the impact of evangelical religion, the expansion of education and shifts in gender relations. [Subject: History, Revolution, Social Change, Politics, Literature, 18th Century History, 19th Century History]
Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts
Author: Joyce Lee Malcolm
For much of Europe the seventeenth century was, as it has been termed, an "Age of Absolutism" in which single rulers held tremendous power. Yet the English in the same century succeeded in limiting the power of their monarchs. The English Civil War in midcentury and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 were the culmination of a protracted struggle between kings eager to consolidate and even extend their power and subjects who were eager to identify and defend individual liberties. The source and nature of sovereignty was of course the central issue. Did sovereignty reside solely with the Crown—as claimed theorists of "the divine right"? Or did sovereignty reside in a combination of Crown and Parliament—or perhaps in only the House of Commons—or perhaps, again, in the common law, or even in "the people"? To advance one or another of these views, scholars, statesmen, lawyers, clergy, and unheralded citizens took to their books—and then to their pens. History, law, and scripture were revisited in a quest to discover the proper relationship between ruler and ruled, between government and the governed. Pamphlets abounded as never before. An entire literature of political discourse resulted from this extraordinary outpouring—and vigorous exchange—of views. The results are of a more than merely antiquarian interest. The political tracts of the English peoples in the seventeenth century established enduring principles of governance and of liberty that benefited not only themselves but the founders of the American republic. These writings, by the renowned (Coke, Sidney, Shaftesbury) and the unremembered ("Anonymous") therefore constitute an enduring contribution to the historical record of the rise of ordered liberty. Volume I of The Struggle for Sovereignty consists of pamphlets written from the reign of James I to the Restoration (1620–1660). Volume II encompasses writings from the Restoration through the Glorious Revolution of 1688–1689. All of the major issues and writers are represented. Each volume includes an introduction and chronology. Joyce Lee Malcolm is Professor of History at Bentley College. The Struggle For Sovereignty: Volume I The Struggle For Sovereignty: Volume II
Public Remembering in Late Stuart England
Author: Matthew Neufeld
Publisher: Boydell Press
Drawing upon the interdisciplinary field of social memory studies, this book opens up new vistas on the historical and political culture of early modern England.
Puritan Reformation and Its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660
Author: B. S. Capp
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Explores what happened once the monarchy had been swept away after the civil war and puritans found themselves in power. Examines campaigns to regulate sexual behaviour, reform language, and suppress Christmas traditions, disorderly sports, and popular music. Shows how reformers, despite meeting defiance and evasion, could have a major impact.
Author: Barry Coward,Peter Gaunt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Stuart Age provides an accessible introduction to England's century of civil war and revolution, including the causes of the English Civil War; the nature of the English Revolution; the aims and achievements of Oliver Cromwell; the continuation of religious passion in the politics of Restoration England; and the impact of the Glorious Revolution on Britain. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by Peter Gaunt to reflect new work and changing trends in research on the Stuart age. It expands on key areas including the early Stuart economic, religious and social context; key military events and debates surrounding the English Civil War; colonial expansion, foreign policy and overseas wars; and significant developments in Scotland and Ireland. A new opening chapter provides an important overview of current historiographical trends in Stuart history, introducing readers to key recent work on the topic. The Stuart Age is a long-standing favourite of lecturers and students of early modern British history, and this new edition is essential reading for those studying Stuart Britain.