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Introduction

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780719079849
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702413 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0001
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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about impostors and impostures in early modern England. The first part of this book analyses the phenomenon and its variety, and explores incidents showing the common characteristics of imposture, and to whom and why the labels impostor and imposture were applied; and the second examines the life of William Fuller, who assumed different elite roles during his lifetime.

Keywords: impostors; impostures; England; William Fuller; elite roles

Chapter.  6543 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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