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Scandal : the Sexual Politics of the British Constitution.

Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are sex scandals simply trivial distractions from serious issues or can they help democratize politics? In 1820, George IV's ""royal gambols"" with his mistresses endangered the Old Oak of the constitution. When he tried to divorce Queen Caroline for adultery, the resulting scandal enabled activists to overcome state censorship and revitalize reform. Looking at six major British scandals between 1763 and 1820, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Clark
ISBN: 1306046165 9781306046169 9781400849543 1400849543 0691126011 9780691126012
OCLC Number: 862366815
Language Note: English.
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Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; CHAPTER TWO Wilkes, Sexuality, and Liberty: How Scandal Transforms Politics; CHAPTER THREE Influence or Independence: Women and Elections, 1777-1788; CHAPTER FOUR Edmund Burke and the Begums of Oudh: Gender, Empire, and Public Opinion; CHAPTER FIVE Scandal in an Age of Revolution; CHAPTER SIX From Petticoat Influence to Women's Rights?; CHAPTER SEVEN The Mary Anne Clarke Affair and the System of Corruption. CHAPTER EIGHT Queen Caroline and the Sexual Politics of the British ConstitutionCHAPTER NINE Sexual Scandals and Politics, Past and Present; Notes; Index.

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