To Settle the Succession of the State

Literature and Politics, 1678–1750

  • Authors
  • J. A. Downie
Book

Part of the Context and Commentary book series (COCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. J. A. Downie
    Pages 1-4
  3. J. A. Downie
    Pages 31-62
  4. J. A. Downie
    Pages 63-89
  5. J. A. Downie
    Pages 90-110
  6. J. A. Downie
    Pages 111-145
  7. J. A. Downie
    Pages 146-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-170

About this book

Introduction

The safety of the Protestant Succession dominated politics from the Exclusion Crisis to the Forty-Five rebellion, and for more than half a century questions of religion and ideology were inextricably linked to the choice between de facto reigning monarchs and exiled Stuart Pretenders. The writings of the period are shot through with politics, and this volume in the Context and Commentary series is designed to illustrate how literature forms, modifies and reflects political ideologies.

Keywords

crisis design English literature ideology literature politics religion revolution settlement writing

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