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Caroline’s Crowds

Nicholas Rogers

in Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201724
eISBN:
9780191674990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201724.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the agitation surrounding the Queen Caroline affair of 1820, an event that has frequently been noted for its populist resonances, most recently by historians writing from a ... More


The Theatricalization of British Popular Culture: Queen Caroline and the Royal Coburg Theatre

David Worrall

in Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276752
eISBN:
9780191707643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Queen Caroline of Brunswick exemplifies how theatricality continued to be a key ingredient in monarchy’s manipulation of public and semi-public space for political purposes. Her private theatrical ... More


‘Loyal and Anti-Radical Female’ 1816–1833

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with Hannah More's last years, a period of bereavement, increasing frailty, and reactionary politics. In response to the post-1815 radical publications, she published Cheap ... More


‘Domestic publicity’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which is thematically rather than chronologically based, introduces the third part of the book and depicts Wilberforce in his domestic setting. One of the chief reasons for his hatred ... More


A Gender Agenda: Deborah in Holy Writ and Handel

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The libretto of Deborah, written by Samuel Humphreys, manipulates the biblical story's gender ideology in order to present a compliment to the Hanoverian queen Caroline. In the biblical text, the ... More


Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Susan Heinzelman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Unruly women are not often represented in a good light. Whether historical or fictional, disruptive women, with their real or imagined excesses, have long provided the material for literary and legal ... More


Statues, Statutes, and Queens on Trial

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues for a historically contextualized and nuanced reading of literary and jurisprudential texts. Drawing on cultural representations of three queens—two real, one fictional—it ... More


Flesh‐Coloured Silk

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It was a scandalous age, an age in which the Queen was, at the instigation of her husband, tried before the House of Lords for adultery. This chapter explores the disruption of the boundary ... More


‘Their Laurels Wither'd, and their Name Forgot’: Women and the Scottish Radical Tradition

Catriona M. M. Macdonald

in Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614196
eISBN:
9780748653317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter, while indicating the poverty of historicism, tenders an eloquent plea against the neglect of women in the Scottish Radical Tradition, neatly illustrating the dangers of reinvented, ... More


Peterloo and the changing definition of seditious assembly

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 in Manchester was the defining event of this period. It unified radical groups across northern England and indeed Britain in a shared abhorrence of the ... More


‘Love, bitter wrong, freedom, sad pity, and lust of power’: politics and performance in 1820

Malcolm Chase

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter uses the momentous year of 1820 as the lens through which to investigate the convergence of the dramatic and the radical. In the wake of ‘Peterloo’ the previous August, the Tory ... More


The Literature of Physico-Theology

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Moving forward into the early Hanoverian era, this chapter analyses the political significance of Newtonian apologetic as it found expression in the poetry of James Thomson. The heterodox ... More


George II's Reputation

Jeremy Black

in George II: Puppet of the Politicians?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898072
eISBN:
9781781380543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898072.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

George II, king of Britain, has long been neglected by historians. Most of the British monarch's contemporaries focused more on ministers than the Crown, especially in the last years, which were ... More


The Transitional Decade II: Confusion, 1737–41

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers George Frideric Handel's career after the famous Covent Garden programme where he stood triumphant against the Opera of the Nobility. The period 1737–41 saw Handel switching ... More


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