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Seminar 3

Seminar 3: Politics from the restoration to the death of Anne

Seminar Questions

  • What does Locke mean by ‘civil society’?
  • ‘The Church in Danger’: How valid was this slogan in the reigns of William III and Queen Anne?
  • Why were there so many changes of government in Anne’s reign?
  • ‘The rage of party that characterised Anne's reign was the continuation of civil war by other means’ (Pocock) Discuss.
  • How independent were voters during the First Age of Party?

Politics before 1715

See O’Gorman, The Long Eighteenth century and Holmes, Making of a Great Power

G V Bennett, Tory Crisis in Church and State 1689-1730

G V Bennett, ‘Jacobitism 1710-1715’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 1982

C Jones ed., Britain in the First Age of Party

C Jones ed., Party and Management in Parliament, 1660-1784

J Kenyon, Revolution Principles: The Politics of party, 1688-1720

B W Hill, The Growth of Parliamentary Parties

T Harris, Politics under the later Stuarts: party conflict in a divided society

G Holmes, British Politics in the Age of Anne

G Holmes, Politics, religion and society in England, 1649-1742

G Holmes (ed.), Britain after the Glorious Revolution

G Holmes, ‘The Sacheverell riots, the crowd and the church in early eighteenth century London’, Past and Present, 1978

J Kenyon, Revolution principles: the politics of party 1689-1720

A Levine, Engaging political philosophy: from Hobbes to Rawls

David Lloyd Thomas, Locke on Government

J Miller, ‘The potential for absolutism in later Stuart England’, History, 1984

J H Plumb, The Growth of Political Stability in England

D Rubini, Court and Country 1688-1702

Gordon Schochet, ‘“Guards and fences”: Property and obligation in Locke’s political thought’, History of Political Thought, 2000

J Stevenson, Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832

Elections and Voting Behaviour in the Age of Anne

See Holmes, Making of a Great Power

S W Baskerville, 'The Dynamics of Landlord Influence in English County Elections 1701-1734', Parliamentary History, 1993

J Cannon, Parliamentary Reform 1640-1832

J C D Clark, English Society

E Cruickshanks, The House of Commons, 1690-1715

G S De Krey, A Fractured Society: The politics of London in the First Age of party

N Landau, 'Independence, Deference and Voter Participation: The Behaviour of the Electorate in early eighteenth century Kent', Historical Journal, 1979

G Holmes, The Electorate and the National Will in the First Age of Party

J H Plumb, 'The Growth of the Electorate in England, 1600-1715', Past and Present, 1969

W A Speck, Tory and Whig: The Struggle for the Constituencies, 1701-1715

W A Speck, ‘The electorate in the first age of party’ in G Holmes (ed.), Britain after the Glorious Revolution