By John, Professor Spurr
Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury, used to be a huge at the English political scene of the later 17th century. regardless of taking on hands opposed to the king within the Civil warfare, and his lively participation within the republican governments of the 1650s, Shaftesbury controlled to preserve a number one position in public affairs following the recovery of Charles II, being raised to the peerage and conserving numerous significant workplaces. Following his dismissal from govt in 1673 he then turned de facto chief of the competition faction and champion of the Protestant reason, sooner than eventually fleeing the rustic in 1681 following fees of excessive treason.
In order to appreciate absolutely the sort of advanced and debatable determine, this quantity attracts upon the specialized wisdom of 9 prime students to enquire Shaftesbury's existence and attractiveness. in addition to re-evaluating the well known episodes within which he used to be concerned - his early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of social gathering faction - different much less typical subject matters also are explored. those comprise his involvement with the growth of England's abroad colonies, his courting with John Locke, his connections with Scotland and eire and his excessive profile public recognition. each one bankruptcy has been in particular commissioned to provide an perception right into a assorted side of his occupation, when concurrently including to an total overview of the fellow, his activities and ideology. As such, this booklet provides a different and coherent photograph of Shaftesbury that pulls upon the very most modern interdisciplinary examine, and should without doubt stimulate extra paintings at the such a lot exciting flesh presser of his generation.
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Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury 1621–1683 by John, Professor Spurr