By Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum
8 participants, all famous specialists of their personal fields, specialize in person elements of the emerging, supplying a balanced point of view at the stirring occasions of 1745-46. either Hanovarian and Jacobite issues of view are tested in essays at the personalities, battles, historical past and the aftermath of the forty five. The booklet is additional more advantageous by means of helpful appendices, together with a Jacobite chronology from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a genealogy and course maps for the trips of the Prince and his military.
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The middle classes had swelled far beyond their former proportion'12 By 1796 Burke's verdict was explicit and unambiguous: the guilty party was the French 'middle classes'. 13 Burke, by contrast, underscored further why it was the 'middle classes' who had been responsible for the disruption of French political stability: Like whatever is most effectively rich and great in society, these classes became the seat of all the active politicks; and the preponderating weight to decide on them. There were all the energies by which fortune is acquired; there the consequence of their success.
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But what really needs explaining is not simply how a society could be represented so differently, but why each of these rhetorically conscious speakers chose one particular conceptualization of society over another, and used it in a very specific way. It is in the loaded political alignments and loyalties of the 1790s that such an explanation might be found. Thus, what the following chapters propose to demonstrate is 30 Against the tide how the notion of 'middle class' came to be infused with very specific political resonances in the British political debate following the French Revolution, even though this debate was overtly concerned not with the existence or nature of a 'middle class' but with the momentous issues of rights and wrongs, repression and liberation, war and peace, life and death.