Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-9 of 9 items

  • Keywords: Williamite regime x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Introduction

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introduction first sets out the book’s purpose, which is examine how the “discoveries” of plots, debates about their authenticity, and controversies about how the government and the courts dealt ... More


Identity, Honor, and Gender in the Narratives of Informers

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the narratives of different informers, asking how the act defined the informer’s sense of self and relations with others. It first considers those informers who seem to have ... More


A Trusted Government?

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The new regime’s major goals of securing itself against enemies and winning the trust of subjects were mutually interdependent but sometimes contradictory. This chapter examines how this tension ... More


Loyalty and Credibility in the Lancashire “Sham Plot”

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Two plot “discoveries” of the 1690s, the Lancashire Plot of 1694 and the Assassination Plot of 1696, had very different consequences for the credit of the government. This chapter focuses on the ... More


“A Tool with so Devilish an Edge”: Government Officials and Political Informers in the 1690s

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the interplay of politics and intelligence in the 1690s, describing the structures and personalities relevant to the gathering of intelligence and showing how the conditions of ... More


Debates on National Security

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the controversies surrounding the handling of threats to the regime as a window into the experience and process of regime change after 1688. It looks at parliamentary debates on ... More


Representation, Politics, and Law in the Assassination Plot

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the Assassination Plot of 1696, which can be defined narrowly or broadly. Narrowly, it was a plan to ambush King William in a narrow lane between Richmond and Brentford as he ... More


A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Rachel Weil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Stories of plots, sham plots, and the citizen-informers who discovered them are at the centre of this study of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. Most studies of the Glorious ... More


Credit and Credibility in the Worlds of Richard Kingston

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Richard Kingston and the ways his service to the state impacted his own credibility and that of the government. Kingston was a paid intelligence agent, a pamphleteer, and a ... More


View: