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Negotiating Toleration: Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession, 1714-1760

Nigel Aston and Benjamin Bankurst


The year 1714 was a revolutionary one for Dissenters across the British Empire. The Hanoverian Succession upended a political and religious order antagonistic to Protestant non-conformity and replaced it with a regime that was, ostensibly, sympathetic to the Whig interest. The death of Queen Anne and the dawn of Hanoverian Rule presented Dissenters with fresh opportunities and new challenges as they worked to negotiate and legitimize afresh their place in the polity. The essays in this collection examine how Dissenters and their allies in a range of geographic contexts confronted and adapted t ... More

Keywords: Hanoverian Succession, Dissenters, Protestant non-conformity, Queen Anne, George I, religious toleration, Whig, Tory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804222
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Aston, editor
Reader in Early Modern History, University of Leicester

Benjamin Bankurst, editor
Assistant Professor of History, Shepherd University

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Nigel Aston and Benjamin Bankhurst

Part I Dissent and the ‘Deliverance’ of 1714

Part II Dissent and the Legacy of the Succession in England

Part III Dissent, Social Change, and the Succession in Scotland and Ireland

Part IV Dissent and the Succession Beyond Britain and Ireland

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