Popular Politics. Sarah Richardson. What is Popular Politics?. ‘Radicalism’ is an anachronistic term Support is episodic, activists are divided, politicians are opportunistic.
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1692 Glencoe massacre;
1708 Old Pretender arrives at Dunkirk and sail for Scotland but turn back
1715 Bolingbroke flees to France; 4 leading Tories impeached; pro-Jacobite rioting in Midlands and North; Mar raises rebellion at Braemar; captures Perth; uprisings in Northumberland, Moffat, Rothbury, Kelso, Lancaster, Preston; Old Pretender lands at Peterhead
1744 British discover plot of French invasion, mass arrests
1745 French defeat Cumberland at Fontenoy; Young Pretender lands at Eriskay; capture Edinburgh; enter England but turn back at Derby;
1753 ‘Elibank’ plot betrayed; Cameron executed - last man to die for Jacobite cause
The Battle of Culloden was fought on this moor 16th April, 1746. The graves of the Gallant Highlanders who fought for Scotland and Prince Charlie are marked by the names of their clans.
(John Wootton, c. 1730)
On a search for titles containing the word ‘Excise’ between 1733 and 1735 there were 71 results.
"A panegyrick on Cardinal Wolsey", an anonymous satire on Sir Robert Walpole.
Commonplace book, Latin and English prose and poetry in several hands, c.1719-42 or earlier, the main verse hand probably 1730s. (Brotherton Library, Leeds)
John Wilkes (1725-1797), by Johan Zoffany, c. 1779-82 [shown with his daughter Mary WIlkes].