Jacobitism and the English People, 1688-1788 / Edition 1by Paul Kleber Monod
Pub. Date: 03/28/1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Jacobitism, or support for the exiled Stuarts after the revolution of 1688, has become a topic of great interest in recent years. Historians have debated its influence on Parliamentary politics, but none has yet attempted to explore its broader implications in English society. This study offers a wide-ranging analysis of every aspect of Jacobite activity, from pamphlets and newspapers to songs, cartoons, riots, seditious words, clubs, and armed insurrection. It argues that Jacobitism was not confined to a tiny group of fanatical reactionaries, and that it had a profound impact on various aspects of English life including political thought, literature, popular culture, religion, and elite sociability. It contributed a great deal both to the emergence of conservative attitudes in eighteenth-century England and to the development of a radical critique of Whig government. This paradoxical legacy makes Jacobitism a subject of considerable significance in English political, social, and cultural history.
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Table of ContentsList of plates; List of maps, tables and graph; Note for reader; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: defining Jacobitism; Part I. Jacobite Rhetoric: 1. Laws of man and God: the moral foundations of Jacobite political argument; 2. Jemmy's the lad that is lordly: popular culture and Jacobite verse; 3. Look, love and follow: images of the last Stuarts in Jacobite art; Part II. Structures of Jacobitism: 4. Jacobite underworlds: the practice of treason; 5. Religion and loyalty: Jacobitism and religious life; Part III. Popular Jacobitism; 6. The torrent: riots and demonstrations, 1688–1715; 7. The day will be our own: the tradition of Jacobite protest, 1715–80; 8. All for the lawful heir? the problem of Jacobite seditious words; Part IV. Two Faces of Treason: 9. Lives of the gentry: Jacobitism and the landed elite; 10. By a principle of duty: the Jacobite rebels; Conclusion: Jacobitism in history; Bibliography; Index.
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