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The Birth of Modern Political Satire: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Glorious Revolution

Meredith McNeill Hale


This book documents one of the most important moments in the history of printed political imagery, when the political print became what we would recognize as modern political satire. Contrary to conventional historical and art-historical narratives, which place the emergence of political satire in the news-driven coffee-house culture of eighteenth-century London, this study locates the birth of the genre in the late seventeenth-century Netherlands in the contentious political milieu surrounding William III’s invasion of England known as the ‘Glorious Revolution’. The satires produced between 1 ... More

Keywords: Dutch Republic, Glorious Revolution, graphic satire, James II, Louis XIV, political print, print culture, Romeyn de Hooghe, The Netherlands, William III

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836261
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meredith McNeill Hale, author
Lecturer in History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Exeter, and Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge