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Jacobitism and the English people 1688-1788

Jacobitism and the English people 1688-1788

Monod, Paul Kléber

Although historians have devoted much attention to the influence of Jacobitism on Parliamentary politics, none has hitherto attempted to explore its broader implications in English society. Paul Monod's acclaimed study, newly available in paperback, redresses this, and offers a wide-ranging analysis of every aspect of Jacobite activity

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993
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Statement of responsibility: Paul Kléber Monod
ISBN: 0521447933, 9780521447935
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Originally published: 1989.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-381) and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 408p., [8]p. of plates : ill., facsims., ports. ; 23 cm.
Subject: England Social life and customs 18th century.; Great Britain Politics and government 18th century.; 18Th Century; England; 17Th Century; Jacobites; Jacobites Influence.


  1. List of plates
  2. List of maps, tables and graph
  3. Note for reader
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. List of abbreviations
  6. Introduction: defining Jacobitism
  7. Part I. Jacobite Rhetoric: 1. Laws of man and God: the moral foundations of Jacobite political argument
  8. 2. Jemmy's the lad that is lordly: popular culture and Jacobite verse
  9. 3. Look, love and follow: images of the last Stuarts in Jacobite art
  10. Part II. Structures of Jacobitism: 4. Jacobite underworlds: the practice of treason
  11. 5. Religion and loyalty: Jacobitism and religious life
  12. Part III. Popular Jacobitism
  13. 6. The torrent: riots and demonstrations, 1688-1715
  14. 7. The day will be our own: the tradition of Jacobite protest, 1715-80
  15. 8. All for the lawful heir? the problem of Jacobite seditious words
  16. Part IV. Two Faces of Treason: 9. Lives of the gentry: Jacobitism and the landed elite
  17. 10. By a principle of duty: the Jacobite rebels
  18. Conclusion: Jacobitism in history
  19. Bibliography
  20. Index.


'In a brilliant book, covering much entirely new ground, Paul Monod surveys the importance of Jacobitism in English society from newspapers, poetry, songs, prints, medals, clubs, riots, seditious words cases and rebellion, all reflecting different types of commitment. On the one hand Jacobitism reflected a yearning for the values of the Restoration of 1660 and divine hereditary right as a guarantee of social order and stability and, on the other, it provided a radical critique of Whig government ... English society was pluralistic, not monolithic, and Monod's book is essential to an understanding of it.' Eveline Cruickshanks, Institute of Historical Research||'It is a subject that has cried out for a chronicler. Paul Kléber Monod has accepted the challenge with a success that will reward all who study the era.' Reed S. Browning, The American Historical Review||'Monod must have our gratitude for putting eighteenth-century Jacobitism in an intelligible and acceptable perspective.' Brain W. Hill, English Historical Review