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Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne

Joseph Hone

Abstract

This book is the first detailed study of the final Stuart succession crisis. It demonstrates for the first time the centrality of debates about royal succession to the literature and political culture of the early eighteenth century. Using previously neglected, misunderstood, and newly discovered material, it shows that arguments about Anne’s right to the throne were crucial to the construction of nascent party political identities. Literary texts were the principal vehicle through which contemporaries debated the new queen’s legitimacy. This book sheds fresh light on canonical authors such as ... More

Keywords: literature, party politics, Queen Anne, royal succession, Jacobitism, monarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814078.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Hone, author
Lumley Research Fellow, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge