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Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Historicist and feminist accounts of the ‘rise of the novel’ have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. This ... More


The Rage of Party, 1700–1714

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A series of events in 1700-1 brought issues dividing Whig from Tory to the centre of the political stage. Parliamentary elections were increasingly fought along party lines. The level of partisanship ... More


Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Katharina N. Piechocki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What is “Europe,” and when did it come to be? While in the Renaissance the term “Europe” circulated widely, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ... More


Henry Mayers Hyndman

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on H. M. Hyndman, who built what there was of a Marxist movement in Britain. He founded and long dominated the Social Democratic Federation, which was the first socialist society ... More


The Attraction of Tory Democracy: Keith Feiling

Reba N. Soffer

in History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Emerging as the first of a new generation of conservative polemicists in 1913, Feiling continued writing as a paternalistic Tory democrat for the rest of his life. His successive repetitions of ... More


Enforcement

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about the enforcement of the moral code of behavior which Congress passed, the criticism it faced, and the measures with which the code of conduct thrived to maintain unanimity and ... More


Themes and Tropes Reversed

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter looks at dramatists' attempts to intervene politically by deliberately reversing themes and tropes from other plays. The strenuous and ideological effort of the drama of this time is ... More


Tory Plays: The Contradictions of Royalism in Crisis

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter starts the exploration of the contradictory nature of drama, of politics, and of the relationship between the two. The Exclusion Crisis exposes and sharpens contradictions which already ... More


City Drama: Thomas Jordan’s Lord Mayor’s Shows

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter looks at Thomas Jordan's Lord Mayor's Shows, a vigorous drama outside the theatres which is opposed to Tory drama in the theatres in important respects. The differences from Tory plays ... More


Byron's Hearing

Matthew Bevis

in The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron was born in the year that The Times came into existence (1788), and he was an avid reader of the oratory that commanded unprecedented space in the early 19th-century newspapers. He was also the ... More


Patronage and the public writer in Whig literary culture

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/9780199255207.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter returns to the wider connections between literary and political culture in the period. It shows that far from being the penniless hacks described in contemporary Tory satire, many Whig ... More


Two Dinners

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/9780199582532.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter explores the volatile relationship in the period between politics and literature by focusing on two Edinburgh dinners: the second triennial Burns dinner of 22 February 1819, in which, ... More


‘The General Benefit of the University at Large’ (1750–53)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On graduating DCL in 1750, Blackstone became a member of Convocation, Oxford University's main academic forum. He emerged as a significant figure in university politics by managing the successful ... More


Choosing Partners: The Marriage Market

Susan E. Whyman

in Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows continuities and changes in choosing spouses and makes distinctions about family power based upon gender, birth order, and marital status. John entered Buckinghamshire's Whig/Tory ... More


Party Politics and Power: The Verneys and the Temples

Susan E. Whyman

in Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows how John and his rivals, the Temples, took part in partisan politics, which increasingly impinged upon family and community relationships. By integrating his city and country ... More


Economical Reform in the ‘Decade’ of Reform, 1830–1841

PHILIP HARLING

in The Waning of ‘Old Corruption’: The Politics of Economical Reform in Britain, 1779-1846

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205760
eISBN:
9780191676772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205760.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Despite Tory fears, the Whig commitment to constitutional reform neither destroyed the authority of the traditional ruling élite nor devalued financial and administrative reforms as a means of ... More


Croker, Peel, and Party Loyalty

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

There are two sides to Peel. There is the man who is credited with building up the Tory party until it took power in 1841, the first Prime Minister to be returned by a majority at a general election; ... More


The Economy of the Parish

Jeremy Gregory

in Restoration, Reformation, and Reform, 1660–1828: Archbishops of Canterbury and their Diocese

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208303
eISBN:
9780191677977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208303.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 explores the financial position of the parish clergy, looking at the ways they obtained and spent their income. Christopher Hill has characterized this relationship as one in which the ... More


Return to Howick, 1834–1845

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Grey's retirement. Although Grey had declared that his retirement meant the end of his public life, he did not retreat into isolation from political affairs. He was prepared ... More


Afterword

David Vincent

in The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203070
eISBN:
9780191675690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203070.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book ends at the time as Mrs. Margaret Thatcher's career moved to its conclusion, and it was written during the course of the fourth consecutive Tory Administration. It went to press, however, in ... More


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