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Britain, Hanover and the Protestant interest, 1688-1756 /
Andrew C. Thompson.
imprint
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006.
description
xii, 267 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1843832410 (hbk.)
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imprint
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006.
isbn
1843832410 (hbk.)
catalogue key
5992668
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-262) and index.
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Examining the links between religion and politics in the early 18th century, showing how the defence of protestantism became a major plank in foreign policy, this title traces the development of ideas of the protestant interest, explaining how such ideas were used to combat the threats to the European states system.
Main Description
Religious ideas and power-politics were strongly connected in the early eighteenth century: William III, George I and George II all took their role as defenders of the protestant faith extremely seriously, and confessional thinking was of major significance to court whiggery. This book considers the importance of this connection. It traces the development of ideas of the protestant interest, explaining how such ideas were used to combat the perceived threats to the European states system posed by universal monarchy, and showing how the necessity of defending protestantism within Europe became a theme in British and Hanoverian foreign policy. Drawing on a wide range of printed and manuscript material in both Britain and Germany, the book emphasises the importance of a European context for eighteenth-century British history, and contributes to debates about the justification of monarchy and the nature of identity in Britain. Dr ANDREW C. THOMPSON is Lecturer in History, Queens' College, Cambridge.
Unpaid Annotation
A new examination of the links between religion and politics in the early eighteenth century, showing how the defence of protestantism became a major plank in foreign policy.
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. x
Glossaryp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The balance of power, universal monarchy and the protestant interestp. 25
Britain, Hanover and the protestant interest prior to the Hanoverian successionp. 43
The Palatinate crisis and its aftermath, 1719-1724p. 61
The Thorn crisis and European diplomacy, 1724-1727p. 97
George II and challenges to the protestant interestp. 133
Walpole, the War of the Polish succession, and 'national interest'p. 168
The decline of the protestant interest?p. 188
Conclusionp. 229
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 263
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