The Tory interpretation of history in the rage of parties
Knights, Mark. (2005) The Tory interpretation of history in the rage of parties. Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol.68 (No.1-2). pp. 353-373. ISSN 0018-7895Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/hlq.2005.68.1-2.353
Mark Knights examines similarities and differences between Whig and Tory interpretations of history in the first age of party. The two shared similar methods, outlooks, and anxieties despite differing content: the Whigs saw a popish conspiracy against the rights, liberties, and property of the individual, while the Tory interpretation rested on the belief that there had been a prolonged and coordinated attempt to undermine church and state. Looking at the Tory point of view as presented in the Secret History of the Calves Head Club, Knights urges that polemical works, despite indulging in exaggeration and caricature, invited readers to engage in legitimate dialogue and debate. Because they provoked the scrutiny of fact, they likely encouraged the development of historical method—even though such an outlook was also allied to fiction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Tory Party (Great Britain) -- Methodology, Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- History, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1689-1702, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1702-1714, History -- Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Huntington Library Quarterly|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 353-373|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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