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Protestantism, politics, and women in Britain, 1660-1714 /
Melinda S. Zook.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
xiii, 239 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1137303190 (hbk.), 9781137303196 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
1137303190 (hbk.)
9781137303196 (hbk.)
contents note
Introduction: Nursing Mothers and Sanctified Sisters: Women's Political Behavior after the Restoration -- Nursing Mothers: Dissenting Women and Opposition Politics -- A Dangerous Woman: Mary Speke, her Family and the Puritan Gentry -- Sanctified Sisters: Aphra Behn and the Culture of Nonconformity -- An Incomparable Queen: Mary II, the Protestant International, and the Church of England -- Devoted Daughters of the Church: Elizabeth Burnet and Mary Astell -- Conclusion: Stuart Women and Political Culture.
abstract
"This book is the study of how women writers, booksellers, spies, rebels, outlaws, poets, widows, wives, mothers, gentlewomen, shopkeepers, and one queen - all of whom were spiritually inspired - made a difference in the political events of the eras of Restoration and Revolution in Britain. It speaks to both Dissenting women at the margins of society and Anglican women at the centre, demonstrating that what mattered to women in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, and what propelled them into the political sphere, were issues of liberty of conscience and the survival of Protestantism at home and abroad in the face of an encroaching Counter-Reformation Catholicism at the Stuart court and in Europe."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
8950191
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-231) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Melinda S. Zook is Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, U.S, and the author of Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England (1999). She also co-edited Revolutionary Currents: Nation-Building in the Transatlantic World (2004) and the forthcoming, Challenging Orthodoxies: Social and Cultural Worlds of Early Modern Women (2014).
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This book is the study of how women writers, booksellers, spies, rebels, outlaws, poets, widows, wives, mothers, gentlewomen, shopkeepers, and one queen - all of whom were spiritually inspired - made a difference in the political events of the eras of Restoration and Revolution in Britain. It speaks to both Dissenting women at the margins of society and Anglican women at the centre, demonstrating that what mattered to women in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, and what propelled them into the political sphere, were issues of liberty of conscience and the survival of Protestantism at home and abroad in the face of an encroaching Counter-Reformation Catholicism at the Stuart court and in Europe.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Note on the Textp. xiii
Introduction: Nursing Mothers and Sanctified Sisters: Women's Political Behavior after the Restorationp. 1
Nursing Mothers: Dissenting Women and Opposition Politicsp. 16
A Dangerous Woman: Mary Speke, her Family, and the Puritan Gentryp. 58
Sanctified Sisters: Aphra Behn and the Culture of Nonconformityp. 92
An Incomparable Queen: Mary II, the Protestant International, and the Church of Englandp. 125
Devoted Daughters of the Church: Elizabeth Burnet and Mary Astellp. 160
Conclusion: Stuart Women and Political Culturep. 197
Poems on the Death of Mary IIp. 203
Sermons on the Death of Mary IIp. 206
Elizabeth Burnet's Recommended Reading Listp. 209
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 232
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