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Georgian monarchy : politics and culture, 1714-1760 /
Hannah Smith.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
description
xiii, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521828767
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
isbn
0521828767
standard identifier
9780521828765
catalogue key
5929108
 
Includes bibliography (p. 248-286) and index.
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"Hannah Smith, in this fine first book, has entered the lists in behalf of this undervalued." -Victor Stater, H-Albion
'In this wide-ranging, archivally well-grounded, and interesting volume, Dr Smith ... joins the lists of those offering revisionist accounts of the reigns of George I and George II ...' Archives
'In this wide-ranging, archivally well-grounded, and interesting volume, Dr Smith '¦ joins the lists of those offering revisionist accounts of the reigns of George I and George II '¦' Archives
Review of the hardback: 'In this wide-ranging, archivally well-grounded, and interesting volume, Dr Smith ... joins the lists of those offering revisionist accounts of the reigns of George I and George II ...' Archives
Review of the hardback: ' ... its general thrust carries conviction and has broader implications for historians of eighteenth-century Britain.' History
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Hannah Smith presents a revisionist account of the British monarchy during the reigns of the first two Hanoverian kings. She examines the rhetorical and iconographical fashioning of the dynasty and evaluates the political and social function of the early Georgian court.
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A revisionist account of the monarchy during the reigns of the first two Hanoverian kings of Britain, George I and George II. Hannah Smith engages with key debates over the nature of early eighteenth-century British society by evaluating the political and social function of the early Georgian court.
Main Description
A revisionist account of the monarchy during the reigns of the first two Hanoverian kings of Britain, George I and George II. This detailed study of early Georgian kingship and queenship examines the rhetorical and iconographical fashioning of the dynasty, evaluates the political and social function of the early Georgian court, and provides an extensive analysis of provincial cultures of monarchism. Wide-ranging in the scope of its enquiry and interdisciplinary source material, it rejects the contention that the Georgian kings were tolerated solely on the grounds of political expediency. Instead, Hannah Smith argues that they enjoyed a rich popularity that grew out of a flourishing culture of loyalism. In doing so, she engages with key debates over the nature of early eighteenth-century British society, highlights the European context to British political thinking, and, more broadly, illuminates the functioning of cultures of power in this period.
Table of Contents
Introduction: or 'When George in pudding time came o'er'
Kingship and Queenship
Images of the early Georgian monarchy
The fashioning of early Georgian kingship and queenship
The Creation of a Culture
Loyalist culture in the localities
The regime, the state, and the enforcement of loyalist culture
The Court
The early Georgian court
Conclusion
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