The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660

The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660

by Alastair Bellany
     
 

This is a detailed 2002 study of the political significance of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.See more details below

Overview

This is a detailed 2002 study of the political significance of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782890
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1902
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on quotations and dates; List of abbreviations; Introduction: poison in the fountain - understanding the politics of Jacobean court scandal; 1. The court politics of the Overbury scandal; 2. News culture and the Overbury affair; 3. The sins of the Overbury murderers; 4. 'The powder poison': popish plots and the Overbury scandal; 5. Stamping the print of justice? Vengeance, mercy and repentance; 6. Afterlives: the Overbury affair as history and memory; Bibliography; Index.

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