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Introduction

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of ‘profession’ during the period and considers the clergy in relation to the other ‘learned professions’, law, medicine, the civil service, and the ... More


Harley and Abigail 1706–1707

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Because of his campaign at advocating a lasting peace, Marlborough found himself more often than not away from Sarah despite all his attempts at seeking retirement. He however realized that his ... More


‘We Four Must Never Part’ 17102–1703

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Because Sarah and her family stood by Anne through the years despite all the challenges that they encountered, the Marlboroughs initially found their rewards when Anne became Queen. As such, Sarah ... More


A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Frances Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was a woman with a ‘passion for government:’ a compulsion to wield power not only in her own family but in public affairs as well. She was the favourite of Queen Anne, ... More


Worcester’s/Queen Anne’s/Revels Company, 1562–1625

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

The earls of Worcester ran a company or companies during the early years of Elizabeth’s reign. Edward Somerset, the fourth earl, was a rising ... More


A Change of Monarchs and the Whig’s Revenge

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

When Daniel Defoe published one of the three pamphlets that brought him so much grief, An Answer to a Question that No Body Thinks of, Vi?. But What if the Queen Should Die?, Queen Anne’s health was ... More


Poetic warfare 1702–1714

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins by exploring Whig perspectives on the Revolution a decade after 1688. By the end of the 1690s, it was possible to write simultaneously of the Revolution as a return to earlier ... More


How to Sell Out While Keeping One’s Integrity (Somewhat) Intact in That ‘Lunatick Age’ 1

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In a series of essays in the Review beginning June 17, 1710, Daniel Defoe expressed his despair over what he saw to be the coming downfall of the Whigs and the triumph of the Tories and High Church. ... More


An Age of Plot and Deceit, of Contradiction and Paradox

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

When William III died in March 1702, Daniel Defoe knew that he had lost a patron of a character he would never see again. In his autobiographical Appeal to Honour and Justice of 1715, Defoe expressed ... More


From Pilloried Libeller to Government Propagandist

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In his letter of July 12, 1703, to William Penn, Daniel Defoe pointed out that he had been urged by some friends to take advantage of his bail to flee. He apparently thought that he might yet avoid ... More


These Dangerous Times: Or Wild Doings in This World 1

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe chose to retain his identity as a Whig while accepting the policies of what was looking more like a Tory government with each passing day. A crucial moment came with the attempted ... More


Taking Stock: Scotland at the End of the Seventeenth Century

Christopher A. Whatley

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a summary of the straits in which Scotland found itself in the opening years of the eighteenth century. It also presents the strengths and weaknesses of Scotland's economic ... More


Coronation

Joseph Hone

in Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198814078
eISBN:
9780191851728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814078.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter challenges enduring assumptions about the insignificance of Anne’s coronation. Contrary to those assumptions, Anne’s coronation was a carefully orchestrated propaganda display. Drawing ... More


Defoe as Spy and Whig Propagandist

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe was to continue his plea for harmony between those forces for unity and moderation in the nation and his attack on the Tories and the High Church in two works that had been drafted ... More


Times When Honest Men Must Reserve Themselves for Better Fortunes

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0049
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Whigs such as John Dunton were intent to have Robert Harley executed for treason and all who served him punished. In defending Harley, Defoe was also protecting himself. Henry St John Bolingbroke had ... More


The Last of the Stuarts

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter shows the difficulty of policing popular sentiments from the reign of James II to the time of Queen Anne. The thirty years from the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685 to the Jacobite ... More


Royal Progress

Joseph Hone

in Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198814078
eISBN:
9780191851728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814078.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 3 addresses the hitherto neglected political dimension of Anne’s first royal progress to Oxford and the West Country. The contention of this chapter is that the sophisticated rhetorical ... More


The Four Last Years of Queen Anne (1710–1714)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Curll's determination to set up more consistently productive literary series. However, his successful negotiation of the events of 1710 changed the nature of his manner of ... More


Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and Its French Connection

Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The authors will present original and recently gathered data that provide demonstrative proof that the Beaufort Inlet shipwreck (31CR314) in North Carolina is indeed Blackbeard’s flagship. Not ... More


The issue of succession: politics and theology, 1701–09

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

in Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The question of the successor to William III occupied the minds of many during the early years of the eighteenth century. As per the Act of Settlement, Queen Anne, daughter of James II, came to the ... More


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