Arts and Arms: Literature, Politics and Patriotism During the Seven Years War
Manchester University Press, 2004 - 306 sider
This study examines the political controversies of the Seven Years War as reflected in contemporary British poetry, ballads, fiction, drama, and prose satire. It investigates their authorship, patronage, publication, and distribution, including dissemination through the press and via political prints. The literary works in question demonstrate a great diversity in authorship and political sophistication, with patrons and writers extending from members of the parliamentary classes through the professional and commercial orders, to semi-literate ballad-singers. Genres range from high political satire and parodies of parliamentary debates to popular ballads and verse graffiti; in all they reveal a thriving literary-political culture, which embraced all stations of society. Protagonists featured include William Pitt, Henry Fox, the Duke of Newcastle, Lord Bute, George II & III, and Britain's ally Frederick II of Prussia.
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a literarypolitical culture1
Pelhams death Pitt and patriotism17
Byng and the fall of Minorca46
Minorca the Newcastle ministry and the failures of war73
The collapse of the Newcastle ministry127
The rise of Pitt151
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