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The Resource Imagining the king's death : figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796, John Barrell

Imagining the king's death : figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796, John Barrell

Label
Imagining the king's death : figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796
Title
Imagining the king's death
Title remainder
figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796
Statement of responsibility
John Barrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is high treason in British law to 'imagine' the king's death. But after the execution of Louis XVI in 1793, everyone in Britain must have found themselves imagining that the same fate might befall George III. How easy was it to distinguish between fantasizing about the death of George and 'imagining' it, in the legal sense of 'intending' or 'designing'? John Barrell examines this question in the context of the political trials of the mid-1790s and the controversies they generated. He shows how the law of treason was adapted in the years following Louis's death to punish what was acknowledged to be a 'modern' form of treason unheard of when the law had been framed. The result, he argues, was the invention of a new, an imaginary, a 'figurative' treason, by which the question of who was imagining the king's death, the supposed traitors or those who charged them with treason, became inescapable."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrell, John
Dewey number
941.073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.P6
LC item number
B37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Regicide
  • Treason
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Regicides in literature
  • Treason in literature
  • English literature
  • Regicides
  • George
  • George
  • Great Britain
Label
Imagining the king's death : figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796, John Barrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Sad Stories. 1. The Last Interview. 2. 'When Kings are Hurled from their Thrones' -- Pt. II. The Invention of Modern Treason. 3. Convention and Conspiracy. 4. The British Convention. 5. The Trial of Thomas Walker. 6. Secret Committees. 7. The Arming of the LCS. 8. Parliament and Prejudication. 9. The Trials of Watt and Downie. 10. The Charge to the Grand Jury. 11. The Trial of Thomas Hardy. 12. The Trial of Tooke and Thelwall. 13. 'A Conspiracy without Conspirators' -- Pt. III. Alarms and Diversions. 14. The Pop-Gun Plot: A Tragicomedy by Thomas Upton. 15. Traitor or Lunatic: The Arrest of Richard Brothers -- Pt. IV. Phantoms of Imagination. 16. The Treasonable Practices Act. 17. King Killing -- Epilogue: 'Fire, Famine, and Slaughter'
Control code
42912207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 737 pages
Isbn
9780198112921
Lccn
00709388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Imagining the king's death : figurative treason, fantasies of regicide, 1793-1796, John Barrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Sad Stories. 1. The Last Interview. 2. 'When Kings are Hurled from their Thrones' -- Pt. II. The Invention of Modern Treason. 3. Convention and Conspiracy. 4. The British Convention. 5. The Trial of Thomas Walker. 6. Secret Committees. 7. The Arming of the LCS. 8. Parliament and Prejudication. 9. The Trials of Watt and Downie. 10. The Charge to the Grand Jury. 11. The Trial of Thomas Hardy. 12. The Trial of Tooke and Thelwall. 13. 'A Conspiracy without Conspirators' -- Pt. III. Alarms and Diversions. 14. The Pop-Gun Plot: A Tragicomedy by Thomas Upton. 15. Traitor or Lunatic: The Arrest of Richard Brothers -- Pt. IV. Phantoms of Imagination. 16. The Treasonable Practices Act. 17. King Killing -- Epilogue: 'Fire, Famine, and Slaughter'
Control code
42912207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 737 pages
Isbn
9780198112921
Lccn
00709388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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