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Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Nicholas Roe

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study is a reappraisal of William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's radical careers before their emergence as major poets. The book presents a detailed examination of both writers' ... More


Sons of Freedom

Emma Griffin

in Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

Despite being born into poverty, many of the ordinary workers who lived through the industrial revolution in Britain somehow rose to prominence as effective actors on the political stage. A look at ... More


The London Corresponding Society and the English Jacobins

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on E. P. Thompson's analysis of the English plebs' political practices, especially as regards English Jacobinism in the late eighteenth century. Thompson attributes the ... More


Assembling the People: John Thelwall and the London Corresponding Society

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter two looks at 1790s extra-parliamentary activism, which challenged the idea that the people have no political existence outside of Parliament and the concept of ‘virtual representation’. The ... More


Cato Street and the Spencean politics of transnational insurrection

Ajmal Waqif

in The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997.00012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The political thought of Thomas Spence encouraged rebellions in the colonies and on the political and economic ‘pheriphery’ against racism, and exconomic exploitation. This chapter shows how the Cato ... More


The Right of Resistance and the People out of Doors

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Beginning with a discussion of the Duke of Norfolk’s infamous 1798 toast to ‘the Majesty of the People’, the first chapter focuses on British debates about the constitutional status of the people in ... More


A Political Age

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter places Ebenezer and Manoah Sibly in the dramatic political events of their day, especially the American and French Revolutions, and the Treason Trials of the 1790s. Ebenezer is ... More


State witnesses and spies in Irish political trials, 1794–1803

Martyn J. Powell

in The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997.00013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Describes how the experience of Irish trials associated with the United Irishmen influenced the theory and practice of later English political trials. The author pays particular attention to the use ... More


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