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Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury 1621-1683

History


by
John Spurr (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 310 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book investigates the life and reputation of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Restoration England’s most important politician. As well as re-evaluating his well-known early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of party faction – other less familiar themes are explored such as his involvement in the expansion of England’s overseas colonies, his relationship with John Locke, his political connections with Scotland and Ireland and his high profile public reputation. These ten leading scholars present a unique picture of this intriguing political figure that draws upon the very latest interdisciplinary research.

This book investigates the life and reputation of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Restoration England’s most important politician. As well as re-evaluating his well-known early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of party faction – other less familiar themes are explored such as his involvement in the expansion of England’s overseas colonies, his relationship with John Locke, his political connections with Scotland and Ireland… (more)

This book investigates the life and reputation of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Restoration England’s most important politician. As well as re-evaluating his well-known early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of party faction – other less familiar themes are explored such as his involvement in the expansion of England’s overseas colonies, his relationship with John Locke, his political connections with Scotland and Ireland and his high profile public reputation. These ten leading scholars present a unique picture of this intriguing political figure that draws upon the very latest interdisciplinary research.

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