Print and Party Politics in Ireland, 1689-1714

  • Suzanne Forbes

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-31
  3. External Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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      Pages 35-61
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  4. Domestic Affairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-281

About this book


This book is the first full-length study of the development of Irish political print culture from the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 to the advent of the Hanoverian succession in 1714. Based on extensive analysis of publications produced in Ireland during the period, including newspapers, sermons and pamphlet literature, this book demonstrates that print played a significant role in contributing to escalating tensions between tory and whig partisans in Ireland during this period. Indeed, by the end of Queen Anne’s reign the public were, for the first time in an Irish context, called upon in printed publications to make judgements about the behaviour of politicians and political parties and express their opinion in this regard at the polls. These new developments laid the groundwork for further expansion of the Irish press over the decades that followed.


Glorious Revolution Hanoverian succession Irish parliament Queen Anne Whigs and Tories

Authors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Forbes
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  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71585-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71586-5
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