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The Atterbury Plot

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Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 2-22
  3. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 23-55
  4. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 91-123
  5. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 124-131
  6. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 132-152
  7. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 153-170
  8. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 171-183
  9. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 184-198
  10. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 199-223
  11. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 224-237
  12. Eveline Cruickshanks, Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 238-243
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 244-312

About this book

Introduction

Robert Walpole foiled the Atterbury Plot by preventive arrests and holding those he suspected illegally without bail or trial. When Parliament met and the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended, he used show trials, decided by votes along party lines and depending on forged evidence, to curb the Tory party, to reuinted the Whig party and to consolidate his hold on power. Rich in new material, this book unravels for the first time the scale and international dimension of a plot which posed the most serious challenge to the Hanoverian regime before the '45 rebellion.

Keywords

corpus crisis event Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi restoration time

About the authors

EVELINE CRUICKSHANKS has published Political Untouchables: The Tories and the '45 (1979) and edited Ideology and Conspiracy: Aspects of Jacobitism 1689-1759 (1982), The Jacobite Challenge, with Jeremy Black (1988), By Force or by Default? The Revolution of 1688-89 (1989), The Stuart Court in Exile and the Jacobites, with Edward Corp (1995). Her most recent publications are The Stuart Courts (2000) ed., and for Palgrave Macmillan The Glorious Revolution 1678-1714 (2000). She is a major contributor to the History of Parliament volumes 1660-1754, and has edited most of The House of Commons 1690-1715, published in 2002.

HOWARD ERSKINE-HILL was Professor of Literary History, Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. His publications include Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden, Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth and as editor, Alexander Pope: Selected Letters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Atterbury Plot
  • Authors E. Cruickshanks
    H. Erskine-Hill
  • Series Title Studies in Modern History
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230535701
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-58668-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39119-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-53570-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    Modern History
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Reviews

'Eveline Cruickshanks and Howard Erskine-Hill, who have long been working to rescue Jacobitism from the footnote in popular history to which it was long sonsigned, demonstrate what a serious threat the plot posed...A reader today is left with the all-too-familiar feeling of pessimism about the state's ability to manipulate Parliament and disquiet about the way the national will can be thwarted.' - David Twiston Dabies, The Catholic Herald