By J. Clark, H. Erskine-Hill
In a single of the extra surprising shifts of viewpoint, and hotly contested controversies of modern historic and literary scholarship, our view of Johnson has been essentially replaced. This quantity bargains the simplest up-to-the-moment account of what has been completed, and issues to the hot instructions within which scholarship is constructing. it will likely be crucial studying for all enthusiastic about eighteenth-century experiences.
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74 The ‘Banging-Bout’ at Lichﬁeld, like so many Jacobite riots before it, was a declaration of territorial dominance and social solidarity in the face of an incursion by hostile outsiders. Yet it differed from previous disturbances in important ways. First, the ‘strangers’, headed by the Leveson Gowers, were now ﬁrmly ensconced in the community, and could be contained only by drastic Tory separatism. Second, the Lichﬁeld disorders of 1747 involved more respectable individuals of the middling sort than did the 1715 riots.
1985). A Voyage out of Staffordshire 37 4. The problem is well deﬁned, although not fully answered, in John Cannon, Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England (Oxford, 1994), ch. 2. 5. William Rider, ‘Mr. M. Brack and Robert E. ), The Early Biographies of Samuel Johnson (Iowa City, 1974), p. 3. 6. Boswell, Life, I, p. 429. 7. , 1990). 8. Howard Erskine-Hill, ‘A Kind of Liking for Jacobitism’, AJ, 8 (1997), pp. 3–13 at 4. 9. Clark, Samuel Johnson, pp. 176, 198. 10. Clark, Samuel Johnson, p.
9. Clark, Samuel Johnson, pp. 176, 198. 10. Clark, Samuel Johnson, p. 7. 11. I have argued that Jacobitism played a similar role in parts of southern England: see Paul Monod, ‘Dangerous Merchandise: Smuggling, Jacobitism and Commercial Culture in South-East England, 1690–1760’, Journal of British Studies, 30 (1991), pp. 150–82. 12. For criticisms of localism, see Ann Hughes, The Causes of the English Civil War (London, 1991), pp. 19–27; David Harris Sacks, The Widening Gate: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450–1700 (Berkeley, 1991), pp.
Samuel Johnson in Historical Context by J. Clark, H. Erskine-Hill