The Atterbury Plot
Atterbury Plot by Eveline Cruickshanks
Book DescriptionRobert Walpole foiled the Atterbury Plot by preventive arrests and holding those he suspected illegally without bail or trial. When Parliament met and the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended, he used show trials, decided by votes along party lines and depending on forged evidence, to curb the Tory party, to reuinted the Whig party and to consolidate his hold on power. Rich in new material, this book unravels for the first time the scale and international dimension of a plot which posed the most serious challenge to the Hanoverian regime before the '45 rebellion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333586686
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eveline Cruickshanks
Stuart Courts, Paperback (July 2009)
The regal courts of the English Stuart Kings, from James I (1603-1625) to the ill-fated James II (1685-1689), were magnificent affairs. This book presents a study of the Stuart courts in England, Scotland and Ireland that examines them in their full cultural and historical context.
Glorious Revolution, Paperback (February 2000)
The aim of this text is to set the Glorious Revolution in its religious, political and diplomatic background and examine its consequences for Britain and Europe. Cruickshanks discusses the problems of the reign of James II that led to the invasion of William of Orange in November 1688.
Stuart Court in Exile and the Jacobites, Hardback (July 1995)» View all books by Eveline Cruickshanks
This collection of essays illuminates the early development of Jacobitism, placing the movement in a coherent historical context. It discusses Jacobite ideology and the Jacobite press; the internal workings and external relations of the exiled court; and the abortive invasion of England in 1692.
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Author Biography - Eveline Cruickshanks
EVELINE CRUICKSHANKS has published Political Untouchables: The Tories and the '45 (1979) and edited Ideology and Conspiracy: Aspects of Jacobitism 1689-1759 (1982), The Jacobite Challenge, with Jeremy Black (1988), By Force or by Default? The Revolution of 1688-89 (1989), The Stuart Court in Exile and the Jacobites, with Edward Corp (1995). Her most recent publications are The Stuart Courts (2000) ed., and for Palgrave Macmillan The Glorious Revolution 1678-1714 (2000). She is a major contributor to the History of Parliament volumes 1660-1754, and has edited most of The House of Commons 1690-1715, published in 2002. HOWARD ERSKINE-HILL was Professor of Literary History, Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. His publications include Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden, Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth and as editor, Alexander Pope: Selected Letters.
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