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‘A Few Words among Many, about the Touchy Point of Succession’:<sup>1</sup> The Duke of York and the Exclusion Crisis

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264430
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191733994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0009

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

‘A Few Words among Many, about the Touchy Point of Succession’:1 The Duke of York and the Exclusion Crisis

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This chapter focuses on the Duke of York and the crisis over the succession, which was precipitated in part by Oates' allegations. It sets concerns over a potential Catholic successor in several contexts, such as analysing the rhetoric of debate both in Parliament and on the printed page, and placing the succession issue in context of the Duke's periods of exile between 1679 and 1682.

Keywords: Duke of York; succession; Catholic successor; rhetoric; debate; print; exile

Chapter.  16405 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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