British Politics in the Age of Holmes: Geoffrey Holmes's "British Politics in the Age of Anne" 40 Years On

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Clyve Jones
Wiley, Mar 2, 2009 - Political Science - 220 pages
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The chapters in this volume celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the seminal work British Politics in the Age of Anne by looking at how Holmes’s writing has influenced later historians in various fields, including ones not directly addresses by Holmes, such as gender, jacobite and urban history.
  • This volume celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the seminal work British Politics in the Age of Anne by Geoffrey Holmes
  • Demonstrates how Holmes’s writing has influenced later generations of historians in various fields
  • Investigates how this 1967 book was established as a masterpiece of historical research and writing and how it quickly became the accepted interpretation of the politics of the early eighteenth century, replacing previous work based on the methodology of Sir Lewis Namier
  • This new book also shows how topics which Holmes’s only touched upon, such as gender, jacobite and urban history, have also been greatly influenced by his work
  • Also available to buy as part of the Parliamentary History journal package: www.blackwellpublishing.com/parh

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Contents

ROBIN EAGLES Geoffrey Holmes and the House of Lords Reconsidered
15
DANIEL SZECHI Jacobite Politics in the Age of Anne
41
MARK KNIGHTS Uncovering a Jacobite Whig? The Commonwealth
59
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Clyve Jones is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Historical Research and has been the editor of the journal Parliamentary History since 1986. Previously he was reader in modern history in the University of London and collection development librarian in the Institute of Historical Research. He has published extensively on the history of the house of lords and of the peerage in the early eighteenth century. His main publications are editions of The London Diaries of William Nicolson, Bishop of Carlisle, 1702-1718, with Geoffrey Holmes (1985), and Tory and Whig: The Parliamentary Papers of Edward Harley, Third Earl of Oxford, and William Hay, M.P. for Seaford, 1715-1754, with Stephen Taylor (1998). He has also edited a festschrift for his mentor Geoffrey Holmes (1987), and essays in memory of his friends Philip Lawson (1998), John A. Phillips (2005) and, again, Geoffrey Holmes (2009).

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