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20 February 2012

392 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199606092

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Dangerous Talk

Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

David Cressy

  • By the prize-winning author of Birth, Marriage and Death: Ritual, Religion and the Life Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England (1997), Agnes Bowker's Cat: Travesties and Transgression in Tudor and Stuart England (2001), and England on Edge: Crisis and Revolution, 1640-1642 (2006)
  • The first full history of scurrilous political speech over five centuries
  • Witty and entertaining - filled with a variety of insults through the ages
  • Gives voice to those left out of history - gossips, rumourmongers, and traitors