Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joseph Hone

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198814078

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198814078.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 October 2019

Succession

Succession

Chapter:
(p.12) 1 Succession
Source:
Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne
Author(s):

Joseph Hone

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814078.003.0002

This chapter introduces and explores the full spectrum of positions on the succession across a range of texts responding to the deaths of William III and James II. It demonstrates the collapse of earlier norms of royal mourning by unearthing how royal elegy—a sacrosanct genre in the seventeenth century—became a vehicle for opposition satire. Anne Finch, Alexander Pope, Samuel Pepys, and William Pittis were all involved in writing or circulating Jacobite libels in manuscript. Examining the scribal circulation of satires sheds new light on their political allegiances and networks. The chapter ends with a sustained contextual examination of Daniel Defoe’s poem The Mock Mourners.

Keywords:   Jacobitism, elegy, satire, royal succession, manuscript studies, William III, James II, Daniel Defoe

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .