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Secrets of the kingdom : British radicals from the Popish Plot to the Revolution of 1688-1689, Richard L. Greaves

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Secrets of the kingdom : British radicals from the Popish Plot to the Revolution of 1688-1689
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Secrets of the kingdom
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British radicals from the Popish Plot to the Revolution of 1688-1689
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Richard L. Greaves
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eng
Summary
  • This volume completes a trilogy that explores the history of British political and religious radicalism - in England, Scotland, Ireland, and British exile communities on the Continent - from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the Revolution of 1688-89. The trilogy underscores both the continuity and the geographical range of dissident activity in all three kingdoms over nearly three decades. Much of the present volume deals with the controversial conspiracies
  • collectively (and misleadingly) known as the Rye House Plot. Whether these conspiracies actually existed has been disputed since the 1680's, and the problem of evaluating the evidence regarding them is complicated by the fact that both Whigs and Tories freely engaged in subornation, severely undermining the credibility of many accounts, not to mention the integrity of the judicial system. The book traces the complete history of the Rye House Plot, including the general
  • uprising planned by Monmouth and his associates, the schemes to assassinate Charles and James, and the trials of a number of the conspirators. The author concludes that, on balance, the evidence affirms the existence of conspiracies against the crown. The author describes and analyzes several other instances of radical activity: the assassination of the Archbishop of St. Andrews, the Bothwell Bridge rebellion, the Argyll and Monmouth rebellions, and the involvement of
  • the radicals in the events leading up to the revolution of 1688-89. Historiographically, the book is part of a major reassessment of the late Stuart period which accords greater attention to the significance and contribution of British radicals. It is now clear that radical activity continued throughout the British Isles during the reigns of Charles II and James II, and even beyond, and that Restoration Nonconformists were not uniformly quiescent and passive
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Greaves, Richard L
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non fiction
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  • Radicalism
  • Popish Plot, 1678
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Secrets of the kingdom : British radicals from the Popish Plot to the Revolution of 1688-1689, Richard L. Greaves
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Third book of a trilogy by this author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-444) and index
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Contents
1. "All That Oppose Popery": The Popish Plot and the Radicals. Popery, Politics, and the Radicals. The Catholic Scare and the Radical Press. The Politics of Exclusion and Subornation. Shaftesbury Under Siege. A Seditious Press? Popular Discontent -- 2. "Fight the Lord's Battles": The Turbulent Northern Kingdom. The Conventicle Struggle. The Road to Bothwell Bridge. The Cameronians. Conventiclers Under Attack. The United Societies -- 3. "Let Nimrod End His Reign": The Tangled Web of Whig Conspiracy. The Tory Policy of Repression and the Whig Response. Extreme Measures: Early Plans for an Uprising. "God Save the Duke of Monmouth": The Western Tour. "Pull Downe Babylon": The Projected November Insurrection. Shaftesbury and Ferguson in Flight -- 4. "The Lopping Point": The Winter Cabals and the Rye House. To Kill a King: The West Cabal. The "Council of Six" The Rye House Plot. What Did the Government Know? -- 5. "So Black a Design": Spring Conspiracies and Discovery. Argyll and the Scottish Schemers. Assassination or Insurrection? A Spring of Uncertainty. London and Bristol: Preparations for Rebellion. Disclosure. In Search of Weapons and Secret Documents -- 6. "That Net of Treason": The Treason Trials and the Death of Essex. The Trials Begin: Walcott and Hone. Russell: Misprision or Treason? Rouse and Blague at the Bar. Essex's Death: Suicide or Homicide? Contrasting Fates: Monmouth, Sidney, and Hampden. The Scottish Trials and the Recourse to Torture. Death for Outlaws: Holloway and Armstrong. Royal Vengeance: Cornish and Bateman on Trial. The Trials in Retrospect -- 7. "Insuperable Difficulties": The Bungled Invasion Schemes. The Exiles Regroup. Dissent in Scotland and Ireland. Monmouth Thwarted: Charles' Untimely Death. Invasion Plans. The Argyll Expedition. Monmouth: The Last Gamble -- 8. "The Nation Delivered": The Radicals and the Revolution of 1688-1689. Rebels on Trial. The Exiles: Keeping the Flame Burning. Radical Weapons: The Press and the Factory Schemes. Royal Efforts to Diffuse the Radical Threat. Plotting Redivivus: James Under Attack. Prince William and the Radicals -- Epilogue: "For Our People, & for the Cities of Our God" -- Appendix A: John Nisbet's Letter of 20 March 1683 to Alexander Gordon of Earlston -- Appendix B: Select List of Offices and Honors Received by Radicals in the Aftermath of the Revolution of 1688-89 -- Appendix C: Select List of Radicals Elected to the Convention and the Parliament of 1690
Control code
25025241
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780804720526
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91044781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477747
Label
Secrets of the kingdom : British radicals from the Popish Plot to the Revolution of 1688-1689, Richard L. Greaves
Publication
Note
Third book of a trilogy by this author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "All That Oppose Popery": The Popish Plot and the Radicals. Popery, Politics, and the Radicals. The Catholic Scare and the Radical Press. The Politics of Exclusion and Subornation. Shaftesbury Under Siege. A Seditious Press? Popular Discontent -- 2. "Fight the Lord's Battles": The Turbulent Northern Kingdom. The Conventicle Struggle. The Road to Bothwell Bridge. The Cameronians. Conventiclers Under Attack. The United Societies -- 3. "Let Nimrod End His Reign": The Tangled Web of Whig Conspiracy. The Tory Policy of Repression and the Whig Response. Extreme Measures: Early Plans for an Uprising. "God Save the Duke of Monmouth": The Western Tour. "Pull Downe Babylon": The Projected November Insurrection. Shaftesbury and Ferguson in Flight -- 4. "The Lopping Point": The Winter Cabals and the Rye House. To Kill a King: The West Cabal. The "Council of Six" The Rye House Plot. What Did the Government Know? -- 5. "So Black a Design": Spring Conspiracies and Discovery. Argyll and the Scottish Schemers. Assassination or Insurrection? A Spring of Uncertainty. London and Bristol: Preparations for Rebellion. Disclosure. In Search of Weapons and Secret Documents -- 6. "That Net of Treason": The Treason Trials and the Death of Essex. The Trials Begin: Walcott and Hone. Russell: Misprision or Treason? Rouse and Blague at the Bar. Essex's Death: Suicide or Homicide? Contrasting Fates: Monmouth, Sidney, and Hampden. The Scottish Trials and the Recourse to Torture. Death for Outlaws: Holloway and Armstrong. Royal Vengeance: Cornish and Bateman on Trial. The Trials in Retrospect -- 7. "Insuperable Difficulties": The Bungled Invasion Schemes. The Exiles Regroup. Dissent in Scotland and Ireland. Monmouth Thwarted: Charles' Untimely Death. Invasion Plans. The Argyll Expedition. Monmouth: The Last Gamble -- 8. "The Nation Delivered": The Radicals and the Revolution of 1688-1689. Rebels on Trial. The Exiles: Keeping the Flame Burning. Radical Weapons: The Press and the Factory Schemes. Royal Efforts to Diffuse the Radical Threat. Plotting Redivivus: James Under Attack. Prince William and the Radicals -- Epilogue: "For Our People, & for the Cities of Our God" -- Appendix A: John Nisbet's Letter of 20 March 1683 to Alexander Gordon of Earlston -- Appendix B: Select List of Offices and Honors Received by Radicals in the Aftermath of the Revolution of 1688-89 -- Appendix C: Select List of Radicals Elected to the Convention and the Parliament of 1690
Control code
25025241
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780804720526
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91044781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477747

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