The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670–1733)

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:
The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670–1733)

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This chapter provides a micro-historical analysis of William Fuller, who, during his lifetime, assumed several different elite roles, and analyses how Fuller represented himself and his surroundings, linking the themes of autobiography and imposture. It explains Fuller's sense of the mismatch between his own poverty and noble kin and his double or ‘poly-identity’ in religious, social and political terms, and also examines Fuller's self-representation and self-perception.

Keywords: William Fuller; elite roles; autobiography; imposture; poverty; noble kin; poly-identity; self-representation; self-perception

Chapter.  24553 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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