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London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II : Propaganda and Politics from the Restoration until the Exclusion Crisis - Tim Harris

London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II

Propaganda and Politics from the Restoration until the Exclusion Crisis

By: Tim Harris, Anthony Fletcher (Editor), John Guy (Editor), John Morrill (Editor)

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Published: 30th July 1990
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This study of the political attitudes of ordinary Londoners during the reign of Charles II examines not only the manifestations of public opinion - for example, riot and demonstration - but also the manner of its formation - religious experience, economic activity, and exposure to mass political propaganda. Professor Harris shows to be misleading the conventional view, that the whigs enjoyed the support of the London mmasses, and the tories were essentially anti-populist. Both sides had public support during the exclusion crisis, and this division stemmed from fundamental religious tensions within London political culture, dating back to 1660 and before. Attractively illustrated with polemical contemporary engravings, London Crowds demonstrates clearly the value of bringing together both high and low activity into a truly integrated social history of politics, and sheds important new light not just on urban agitation but on the nature of late-Stuart party conflict.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Approaches to the crowd
Reconstructing the political culture of the people
The people and the restoration
The problem of religion
Whig mass propaganda during the exclusion crisis
The tory response
Crowd politics and exclusion
The economics of crowd politics
A divided society
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521398459
ISBN-10: 0521398452
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 30th July 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.49  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.43