The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire [Hardback]

Brent S. Sirota(Author); Allan I. MacInnes(Author); Brent S. Sirota(Editor); Allan I. MacInnes(Editor)

ISBN: 9781783274499 | Published by: Boydell Press | Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History | Volume: Volume 35 | Year of Publication: 2019 | 235p, H9.25 x W6.25,
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The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire


Was the accession of the Hanoverian dynasty of Brunswick to the throne of Britain and its empire in 1714 merely the final act in the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-89? Many contemporaries and later historians thought so, explaining the succession in the same terms as the earlier revolution - deliverance from the national perils of 'popery and arbitrary government'. By contrast, this book argues that the picture is much more complicated than straightforward continuity between 1688-89 and 1714. Emphasizing the plurality of post-Revolutionary developments, it explores early eighteenth-century Britain in light of the social, political, economic, religious and cultural transformations inaugurated by the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-1689 and its ensuing settlements in church, state and empire. The revolution of 1688-89 was much more transformative and convulsive than is often assumed; and the book shows that, although the Hanoverian Succession did embody a clear-cut reaffirmation of the core elements of the Revolution settlement - anti-Jacobitism and anti-popery - its impact on various post-Revolutionary developments in Church, state, Union, intellectual culture, international relations, political economy and empire is decidedly less clear.

BRENT S. SIROTA is Associate Professor in the Department of History at North Carolina State University.

ALLAN I. MACINNES is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Strathclyde.

CONTRIBUTORS: James Caudle, Megan Lindsay Cherry, Christopher Dudley, Robert I. Frost, Allan I. Macinnes, Esther Mijers, Steve Pincus, Brent S. Sirota, Abigail L. Swingen, Daniel Szechi, Amy Watson

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Making of the Protestant Succession - Brent S. Sirota and Allan Macinnes
The Political Consequences of the Cuckoldy German Turnip Farmer - Daniel Szechi
'They May Well Bear the Same Name:' The Revolution and the Succession in the Election of 1715 - Christopher Dudley
The Backlash Against Anglican Catholicity, 1709-1718 - Brent S. Sirota
'The End of the Beginning?' The Rhetorics of Revolutionsin the Political Sermons of 1688-1716 - James J. Caudle
Security, Stability, and Credit: The Hanoverian Succession and the Politics of the Financial Revolution - Abigail L. Swingen
Colonial Policy in North America, 1689-1717 - Megan Lindsay Cherry
Securing the Union and the Hanoverian Succession in Scotland, 1707-37 - Allan Macinnes
Patriotism after the Hanoverian Succession - Steve Pincus and Amy Watson
Displaced but not Replaced: The Continuation of Dutch Intellectual influences in Early Hanoverian Britain - Esther Mijers
Some Hidden Thunder: Hanover, Saxony and the Management of Political Union, 1697-1763 - Robert I. Frost

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