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The Atterbury Plot : Studies in Modern History - Eveline Cruickshanks

The Atterbury Plot

Studies in Modern History

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Robert 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 reunite 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.

'Eveline Cruickshanks and Howard Erskine-Hill, who have long been working to rescue Jacobitism from the footnote in popular history to which it was long sonsigned, demonstrate what a serious threat the plot posed...A reader today is left with the all-too-familiar feeling of pessimism about the state's ability to manipulate Parliament and disquiet about the way the national will can be thwarted.' - David Twiston Dabies, The Catholic Herald

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: Continuous Conspiracyp. 2
Models of revolutionp. 2
The question of treasonp. 3
Motives and oathsp. 4
Situations and aimsp. 6
The Jacobite Rebellion of 1715p. 8
Continuous conspiracyp. 9
Kinds of plotp. 10
Dramatis personaep. 12
John Law and the First Phase of the Atterbury Plotp. 23
The Tories and the Hanoverian successionp. 23
The Duke of Ormonde and Atterbury: Proscription of the Toriesp. 24
The 1715 Rebellionp. 25
Atterbury appointed James III's representative in England: The Whigs and the Anglo-French alliancep. 27
Was Dubois in the pay of England?p. 29
Abandoned by France, the Jacobites turn to Sweden and Spainp. 30
John Law's geniusp. 31
Origins of John Lawp. 32
Law's Systemp. 34
Law reaches supreme power in Francep. 37
Law as the friend of James III and the protector of Jacobitesp. 38
Law's System reaches its zenithp. 39
Law's friendsp. 40
Atterbury looks to the Regent and John Law for assistancep. 41
Two Jacobite Lords go to Parisp. 42
Strafford, Law and the Regentp. 48
Orrery and the Regentp. 52
The fall of Lawp. 54
A Jacobite Opportunity: The South Sea Crisis and the Possibility of a Constitutional Restorationp. 56
The South Sea Companyp. 57
A Whig takeover of the South Sea Companyp. 57
The 'friends' of the South Sea Billp. 58
The South Sea scheme accepted by Parliamentp. 59
The South Sea Bubblep. 60
The Jacobite responsep. 61
Lord Carteret appointed secretary of statep. 63
Destouches and Chammorel, two well-informed diplomatsp. 63
The Secret Committee of Inquiry into the South Sea Bubblep. 64
Sunderland seeks an alliance with the Toriesp. 65
The Tories save Sunderlandp. 68
Cowper's Cabalp. 69
The Duke of Whartonp. 70
The campaign of Protests in the House of Lordsp. 71
Lord Orrery's Clubp. 73
The bill of indemnityp. 74
Jacobite Londonp. 75
The last session of the 1715 Parliamentp. 77
The 1722 electionp. 77
A brilliant propaganda campaignp. 80
A Call to Armsp. 91
The birth of the Prince of Walesp. 91
The quest for troopsp. 92
Lord North and Greyp. 93
The Earl of Arranp. 95
Lord Lansdownep. 96
General Dillonp. 98
The Earl of Marp. 98
The Duke of Ormondep. 101
Christopher Layer and John Plunkettp. 103
Lord Burlingtonp. 108
James III's financial resourcesp. 108
Robert Knight in Romep. 109
The search for troopsp. 110
'The time has now come'p. 112
Sir Henry Goring's mission to Parisp. 112
Lansdowne's trumpetp. 114
Plans in Scotlandp. 115
The Duke of Orleans asked to intervenep. 115
The anti-Jacobite alliancep. 116
A change of plansp. 117
All setp. 117
The Jacobite establishmentp. 118
Elections and insurrectionp. 119
Scotland left outp. 120
The rising postponedp. 121
Walpole and the 'Horrid Conspiracy'p. 124
Sunderland's deathp. 124
Sunderland's papers searchedp. 125
The Jacobites keep their heads downp. 126
Did Lord Mar give information?p. 127
England put on alertp. 129
Kelly's arrestp. 130
Jacobite propagandap. 130
The Military and Naval Resources of the Jacobitesp. 132
The plot continuesp. 132
Fundraisingp. 133
The donationsp. 134
The quest for funds in Londonp. 136
Layer's lotteryp. 137
Military commissionsp. 137
London is the keyp. 138
Enlisting for James IIIp. 139
The plan to capture Londonp. 141
Jacobite ships and seamenp. 149
The Arrestsp. 153
Walpole strikesp. 153
Dennis Kellyp. 155
The net spreads widerp. 156
Thomas Cartep. 157
Philip Neynoep. 157
John Samplep. 158
Bishop Atterburyp. 160
Walpole's 'evidences'p. 161
Christopher Layerp. 162
Lord North and Greyp. 163
Lord Orreryp. 163
Intercepted correspondencep. 164
Proceedings in Parliamentp. 165
The Duke of Norfolkp. 166
The tax on Catholicsp. 167
James III's Declarationp. 167
More arrestsp. 168
The English prisonersp. 169
The Case of Christopher Layerp. 171
The examinations of Christopher Layerp. 171
The trial of Layerp. 172
The Trials of John Plunkett and George Kellyp. 184
The legal procedurep. 184
The trial of John Plunkettp. 185
The trial of George Kellyp. 190
The Trial of Bishop Atterburyp. 199
Atterbury's harsh treatment in the Towerp. 199
The bill of pains and penalties against Bishop Atterburyp. 200
Atterbury at the Bar of the House of Lordsp. 208
The Aftermathp. 224
Atterbury in exilep. 224
Atterbury's retirementp. 228
Final fidelitiesp. 230
John Lawp. 233
Dubois and the Regentp. 234
Exile, loyalty and the Stuart causep. 235
Conclusionp. 238
'Considerations on the Nature of Oaths at present'p. 244
'A State of England' (RASP 65/16)p. 246
'Loyal Gentlemen in the County of Norfolk (RASP 65/10)p. 255
Rep. BY 18p. 258
The 'Intercepted' Lettersp. 259
Notes and Referencesp. 263
Notes on Sourcesp. 287
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780333586686
ISBN-10: 0333586689
Series: Studies in Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1