Loyalty, Memory and Public Opinion in England, 1658-1727 - Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain (Hardback)
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Loyalty, Memory and Public Opinion in England, 1658-1727 - Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain (Hardback)

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This book makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate over the emergence of an early modern 'public sphere'. Focusing on the petition-like form of the loyal address, it argues that these texts helped to foster a politically aware public by mapping shifts in the national 'mood'. Covering addressing campaigns from the late-Cromwellian to the early Georgian period, the book explores the production, presentation, subscription and publication of these texts. It argues that beneath partisan attacks on the credibility of loyal addresses lay a broad consensus about the validity of this political practice. Ultimately, loyal addresses acknowledged the existence of a 'political public' but did so in a way which fundamentally conceded the legitimacy of the social and political hierarchy. They constituted a political form perfectly suited to a fundamentally unequal society in which political life continued to be centered on the monarchy.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719097034
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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'Loyalty, memory and opinion in England is a richly detailed study on the influence of loyal addresses in early modern political culture. [.] I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of early modern print, politics, and memory studies.' Reviews in History 'A stimulating and methodologically diverse contribution to the debate on "public sphere" politics in the later seventeenth century.' Journal of British Studies -- .

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