From Jacobite to Conservative

From Jacobite to Conservative

by James J. Sack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521432669

ISBN-13: 9780521432665

Pub. Date: 05/27/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What did it mean to be a 'conservantive' in Britain before such terminology was even used? Is it possible or even desirable to encapsulate such diverse individuals as George III, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, J. W. Croker and the Younger Pitt within one political nomenclature? What is the relationship between the Jacobitism or Toryism of the early eighteenth century…  See more details below

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What did it mean to be a 'conservantive' in Britain before such terminology was even used? Is it possible or even desirable to encapsulate such diverse individuals as George III, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, J. W. Croker and the Younger Pitt within one political nomenclature? What is the relationship between the Jacobitism or Toryism of the early eighteenth century and the ideology of loyalist Englishmen of the latter Georgian period? James Sack confronts these questions in discussing an evolving right-wing mentalite, expressed in attitudes towards the past, the monarchy, humanitarianism, reform, and religion. Although Professor Sack has consulted a wide range of unpublished and printed correspondence, pamphlets and sermons, his chief sources have been numerous 'Church and King' newspapers, journals, and magazines. From this right-wing press, Sack has uncovered a novel way of looking at political, social and religious issues in the age of the American, French and Industrial Revolutions. His central contention is that the defence of the Church of England, rather than nationalistic impulses, monarchical sentiment, or even economic self-interest, was the abiding concern of pre-1832 British conservatism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521432665
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/27/1993
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1The right-wing press from Jacobitism to the Reform crisis: a discussion of sources8
2The spirit of the English Right in an age of revolution30
3Tories and Jacobites in the mid and late eighteenth century46
4Toryism redivivus64
5The British monarchy and the Right, 1760-1832112
6Parliamentary reform and the Right, 1750-1832146
7Tory humanitarianism and political economy, 1760-1832156
8The Right and Protestantism188
The High Church188
Dissenters199
Evangelicals204
9The Right and Catholicism217
Conclusion252
Select bibliography259
Index280

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