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A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Robert Harris


This book studies the polemical press of the 1740s, and provides an investigation of the politics of the Pelham regime. It examines the vigorous and wide-ranging debate in tracts and periodicals about the principal issues of the day — the fall of Walpole, the influence of Hanover, the Forty-Five, and the War of the Austrian Succession. This book's detailed analysis of the confusing and fragmented politics of the 1740s sheds important light on patterns of change and continuity in the political culture of mid-18th-century English politics.

Keywords: polemical press, Pelham regime, Walpole, Hanover, Forty-Five, Austrian Succession, English politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Harris, author
University of Dundee
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