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Published: 01 June 2012

240 Pages | 3 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087462

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The politics of regicide in England 1760-1850

Troublesome subjects

Steve Poole

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Newly available in paperback
  • The first serious attempt by a social historian to appraise the performance of the British monarchy 'from below' from a popular culture perspective
  • Reappraises the often complex relationship between British monarchs and some of their more troublesome subjects in the 'age of revolutions'
  • Exposes a rationale behind the efforts of the mad and the politically disaffected to intrude upon, assault or pester kings and queens from George III to Victoria
  • Casts new light upon the contested languages of constitutionalism, contract theory and the rights of petition
  • Laced with colourful anecdotes and narratives about previously overlooked historical figures, its appeal is also in its breadth: constitutionalism, radicalism, sexuality, insanity, monarchy and popular culture