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Jacobitism and the English People, 1688 -1788


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List 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.


'In a brilliant book, covering much entirely new ground, Paul Monod surveys the importance of Jacobitism in English society from newspapers, poetry, songs, prints, medals, clubs, riots, seditious words cases and rebellion, all reflecting different types of commitment. On the one hand Jacobitism reflected a yearning for the values of the Restoration of 1660 and divine hereditary right as a guarantee of social order and stability and, on the other, it provided a radical critique of Whig government ... English society was pluralistic, not monolithic, and Monod's book is essential to an understanding of it.' Eveline Cruickshanks, Institute of Historical Research 'It is a subject that has cried out for a chronicler. Paul Kleber Monod has accepted the challenge with a success that will reward all who study the era.' Reed S. Browning, American Historical Review 'Monod must have our gratitude for putting eighteenth-century Jacobitism in an intelligible and acceptable perspective.' Brain W. Hill, English Historical Review

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