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Liberty, Property, and the Excise

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

Robert Walpole's appointment as First Lord of the Treasury enabled him to recapture public confidence in the credibility of the government's financial dealings and preserve the central aim of the ... More


Whigs in Opposition

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century patriotism once seemed a relatively straightforward phenomenon. Recent cultural and historical research has rendered it more interesting and (inevitably) infinitely more ... More


Political Elizabethanism and the Spenser Revival

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the Elizabethan revival of the Robert Walpole era. Surprisingly little scholarship exists on one of the most inescapable features of this period: the widespread cult of ... More


The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Christine Gerrard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a full-length study of the so-called Patriot opposition to Robert Walpole, which reached its height during the clamour for war against Spain at the turn of the 1730s. The book examines ... More


Patriots and Patriotism

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book deals with patriotism, politics, and poetry in the age of Robert Walpole. It is especially concerned with the activities and writings of the dissident, or ‘Patriot’ Whigs, Walpole's most ... More


George II: Puppet of the Politicians?

Jeremy Black

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898072
eISBN:
9781781380543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898072.0001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a biography of George II. This book sets out to demonstrate the unfairness of charges that George II was a puppet king overshadowed by towering politicians such as Robert Walpole, and ... More


Jacobites and Patriots: Johnson and Savage

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1742, Robert Walpole had gone, only to be replaced by ‘politics as usual’, a Whig party reshuffle which in time came to include previous Patriot Whigs who abandoned their commitment to ... More


George and Walpole: Double Act or King in the Shadows? 1731–1741

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/9780859898072.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Despite their differences over foreign policy and ministerial composition in 1729–1730, George II supported Robert Walpole in office until his fall in 1742. This was evident in 1733, during the ... More


1730–1780 The Trade of Libelling: Fielding, Johnson

Thomas Keymer

in Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198744498
eISBN:
9780191816314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744498.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century cases from Nathaniel Mist and Edmund Curll to John Shebbeare and a printer of Wilkes’s North Briton gave rise to a new satirical trope, frequently found in the 1730–80 period, in ... More


The New King 1727–1731

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/9780859898072.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

On October 11, 1727, George II was officially crowned king of Britain. The coronation was accompanied by less splendour and uncertainty than there otherwise might have been, although there were also ... More


Turmoil and Crisis 1741–1746

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/9780859898072.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The beginning of the 1740s was crucial for George II's reign as king of Britain. Rivalries within the royal family posed key political problems; George had to contend with his eldest son, Frederick, ... 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


Disaffected Parties, 1688–1832

John Owen Havard

in Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This first chapter provides an overview of some of the changing guises taken by disaffected political attitudes between the 1688 Revolution and the onset of liberal governance in the early nineteenth ... More


A New Dynasty and a Quarrelsome Prince of Wales 1683–1727

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/9780859898072.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

George II was born in Hanover, Germany, on November 10, 1683, the eldest child and only son of George (1660–1727), better known to history as George I of Britain from 1714 to 1727, and Sophia ... More


1700–1740 Libels in Hieroglyphics: Pope, Defoe

Thomas Keymer

in Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198744498
eISBN:
9780191816314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744498.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter approaches the 1700–40 period through close study of Defoe and Pope, and focuses especially, for context, on press control under Harley and others during the reign of Queen Anne and ... More


Tristram Shandy and the Divided Worlds of Politics

John Owen Havard

in Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the extent to which The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne engaged with politics. Beginning with Sterne’s fleeting involvement in Whig political ... More


1711–1712

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The final chapter shows how the partnership continues until Godolphin’s death. When Godolphin realizes that Harley (now Earl of Oxford) has begun a secret peace treaty separately from the Allies, he ... More


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