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Defining a British State: Treason and National Identity, 1608-1820

Defining a British State: Treason and National Identity, 1608-1820 (Hardback)

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Explores the formation of the British state and national identity from 1603-1820 by examining the definitions of sovereignty and allegiance presented in treason trials. The king's person remained central to national identity and the state until republican challenges forced prosecutors in treason trials to innovate and redefine sovereign authority.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the stateHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyLawJurisprudence & general issuesCriminology: legal aspectsLawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal historyLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureCriminal justice lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureFraudLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against propertyLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against public health, safety, orderLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against the governmentLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against the personLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureRoad traffic law, motoring offencesLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureTerrorism law Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 04/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9780333920343  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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LISA STEFFEN is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg.

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