28. Seditious Words and Loyal Oaths: Hampshire and the Jacobite Threat

28. Seditious Words and Loyal Oaths: Hampshire and the Jacobite Threat
Hampshire Papers 28: Seditious Words and Loyal Oaths: Hampshire and the Jacobite Threat
by Jonathan Oates (2007)

The Jacobite rebellions of 1689-1746, best remembered today in the names of their leaders the Old Pretender, and the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie and by the battle of Culloden, were attempts to restore the Catholic Stuarts to the throne. Traditionally seen as affecting Scotland and the North, recent studies have begun to examine their impact further south, seeking evidence both for Jacobite activity and for loyalty to the Crown.

Drawing on local and national sources, this Paper explores how sympathy to the Jacobite cause manifested itself in Hampshire. It reveals some low-level Jacobite activity in the county cases of sedition, rumours of invasion along the south coast, and examples of possible loyalty to the Stuarts at Winchester College and among the county's Catholic elite. The Paper also describes official reactions to this steps taken to defend Portsmouth and the Hampshire coast-line against invasion, anti-Stuart views expressed by the county's clergy in the pulpit and in print, and demonstrations of loyalty to the Crown in Hampshire's towns and parishes.

Physical description 295mm x 210mm; softback; 28 pages.
Published in 2007 by Hampshire County Council.
SKU HRO28
 
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