Commemoration and Oblivion in Royalist Print Culture, 1658-1667

Peters, Erin ORCID: 0000-0002-8128-234X (2017) Commemoration and Oblivion in Royalist Print Culture, 1658-1667. Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319504742

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This book explores the measures taken by the newly re-installed monarchy and its supporters to address the drastic events of the previous two decades. Profoundly preoccupied with - and, indeed, anxious about - the uses and representations of the nation’s recent troubled past, the returning royalist regime heavily relied upon the dissemination, in popular print, of prescribed varieties of remembering and forgetting in order to actively shape the manner in which the Civil Wars, the Regicide, and the Interregnum were to be embedded in the nation’s collective memory. This study rests on a broad foundation of documentary evidence drawn from hundreds of widely distributed and affordable pamphlets and broadsheets that were intended to shape popular memories, and interpretations, of recent events. It thus makes a substantial original contribution to the fields of early modern memory studies and the history of the English Civil Wars and early Restoration.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: History; Britain; Ireland; REF2021
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:55

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