- Were the Jacobites ever a serious threat in Britain between 1689 and 1746?
- How independent were voters during the First Age of Party?
- Examine the transition from revolution to Robinocracy.
- How far can Walpole's England be described as ‘politically stable’?
- Is the ‘Age of Oligarchy’ an apt description of the reigns of George I and II?
- Did ‘party’ disappear from politics during the reigns of George I and George II?
- How widespread was radicalism and dissent during the so-called Age of Oligarchy?
- What was left of Toryism following the Hanoverian succession?
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J Black, Britain in the Age of Walpole
L Colley, In Defiance of Oligarchy
L Colley, 'Eighteenth Century English Radicalism before Wilkes', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 1981
H T Dickinson, Walpole and the Whig Supremacy
M Jacob and J Jacob eds, The Origins of Anglo-American Radicalism Essays by Pocock and Rogers
C Jones ed., Britain in the First Age of Party
I Kramnick, Bolingbroke and his circle: the Politics of Nostalgia
Paul Langford, The Excise Crisis
B Lenman, The Jacobite Risings in Britain 1689-1746
F McLynn, The Jacobites
P Monod, Jacobitism and the English People
J H Plumb, The Growth of Political Stability in England
N Rogers, Whigs and Cities: Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole and Pitt
W A Speck, Stability and Strife, England 1714-1760
W A Speck, 'Whigs and Tories dim their glories' in J Cannon (ed.) The Whig Ascendancy
J Stevenson, Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832
E P Thompson, Whigs and Hunters
K Wilson, The Sense of the People