Protagonists featured include: William Pitt; Henry Fox; the Duke of Newcastle; Lord Bute; George II and III; and Britain's ally Frederick II of Prussia. By placing literary works in a close political context they test the accuracy of the information conveyed against the correspondence and memoirs of politicians and parliamentary debates. The degree to which literature not only recorded, but also helped to shape political attitudes, is explored by its interaction with these and other expressions of opinion, such as popular protest and extra-parliamentary initiatives.Will she not shake the guilty Dome, Which Freedom and which Virtue Leaves, By your insidious Arts become A Sink of ... the shore.12 Foxa#39;s adversaries maintained that he joined the ministry in 1754 with a design to overthrow Newcasde. ... 3 The idea that Fox had engineered the ruin of Newcastle was masterfully conveyed by graphic satire.14 In The Fox and Goose (Plate 11), when pursued by a pack ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Arts and Arms|
|Author||:||M. John Cardwell|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 2004|