I do not doubt that he is on to something important and well worth saying, and indeed perhaps the most compelling parts of his analysis come in the chapters covering the period after 1689--for example the chapter devoted to a wholly new analysis of 29 May day sermons shows no decline in the incidence or polemical clout of those sermons right down to the Hanoverian succession
These are linked to court politics and tensions between Tories and Whigs, the Sacheverell trial, Jacobite aspirations and the Hanoverian succession
Included here is an analysis of his anti-Catholic political pamphleteering, which together with his maintenance of a latitudinarian Whiggish stance in the lower house of Convocation appealed to his political patrons, eventually providing the reward of a royal chaplaincy, and an Irish bishopric after the Hanoverian succession
She explores how the heroic and the anti-heroic served as tools of partisan propaganda at moments of political crisis: the Restoration, the Exclusion Crisis, the Glorious Revolution, the Hanoverian Succession
, and the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.
Two years later the Hanoverian succession
produced a change of government and with it the Whiggish Wortley was transformed from a minor gentleman into a statesman favoured by the crown.
She laments that poets who supported the exclusion of the Duke of York from the throne, William III and his wars, Marlborough as the hero of Blenheim, and the Hanoverian succession
have now become marginal, evidenced by the lack of modern collected editions.
Mr Field cites the precedent of the Hanoverian succession
in the 18th century, when George I became king.
On the death of Princess Charlotte, daughter and heir of George IV, the surviving children of George III were commanded to make arrangements to secure the Hanoverian succession
The Scots were given a let-out - if they agreed to either accept the Hanoverian succession
, or enter into serious negotiations about union within 10 months, the proposals would not be enacted.