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Enthusiasts, Puritans and Politics: David Hume's History of England

John Seed

in Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621514
eISBN:
9780748651306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter turns away from Dissenting histories to David Hume's History of England (1754–63) and its hostile account of the role of the Puritans in England's seventeenth-century crisis. Histories ... More


Enlightenment, Republicanism and Dissent: William Harris's Histories

John Seed

in Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621514
eISBN:
9780748651306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the work of a contemporary Dissenting historian, William Harris, which was sharply critical of Hume's History. Almost entirely forgotten since the early nineteenth century, his ... More


The Irish dimension

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces Irish involvement in the development of the political structure in the developmental stage of the Government of Ireland. It shows how the Irish underestimated the magnitude and ... More


The politics of Northern Ireland

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides an analysis of the part played in the events in Northern Ireland by the local political parties. It tracks the rise and fall of political parties (such as the unionist, DUP, ... More


‘A varied and diverse bunch’: the birth of the Social Democratic and Labour Party

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) was inaugurated on 21 August 1970 amidst a media furore and into a nationalist political vacuum in Northern Ireland. Tracing the true moment of its ... More


‘Impaled on a hook’: internment and civil disobedience

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the SDLP’s policy of civil disobedience and abstention between July 1971 and March 1972. It argues that during this period, the party fought pressure not only from its own ... More


The politics of compromise: the Sunningdale Agreement (September–December 1973)

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the period after the Assembly elections in June 1973 up until the signing of the agreement in December 1973 and examines the relationships that were forged between the main ... More


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