By Jonathan Scott
This publication completes the learn of the existence and political considered Algernon Sidney (1623-1683), which all started with Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677 (1988). within the technique it deals a reinterpretation of the key political quandary of Charles II's reign, and of its eu and seventeenth-century contexts. Like its predecessor, the booklet spans the disciplines of highbrow and political background. Its dual concentration is the final six years of Sidney's lifestyles, which culminated within the recognized public drama of his trial and execution for treason in 1683, and in his significant political paintings, the Discourses referring to govt, which used to be used as facts opposed to him on the trial. This intertwining of occasions and ideas demands an exam of the connection among the sensible and highbrow features of the challenge of 1678-1683 generally.
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Accordingly Peter Laslett achieved his breakthrough only by establishing that Locke was answering Filmers' Patriarcha (published in 1680) rather than Hobbes' Leviathan. 47 In the continued absence of such a context Ashcraft has coped with the problem of Locke by assuming that (while exclusion did indeed lie at the 43 44 Lockean Political Theory as Bourgeois Ideology' in R. A. ), John Locke (Los Angeles 1980). ), John Locke, pp. 3 4 - 5 . Ashcraft, Revolutionary Politics, pp. i x - x i , 1 7 9 ; Scott, 'Radicalism and Restoration', pp.
See also, for instance, A Word Without Doors, Concerning the Bill for Succession (1679); A Word Within Doors (1679); Great and Weighty Considerations Relating to the D[uke], or Successor to the Crown (1680); Great and Weighty Considerations . . Considered (1680); A Letter from a Gentleman of Quality . . Relating to the Succession (1679); An Answer to a Letter from a Gentleman of Quality . . (1681); A True and Exact History of the Succession 18 The Restoration crisis one legislative expedient for dealing with that problem, Halifax's 'limitations' scheme being its principal rival.
His pretensions to direct the opposition were eclipsed in the toppling of Danby (by others) in 1678; in his replacement at court (by others) in 1679; in the House of Lords (by Halifax) in November 1680; in the House of Commons between 1680 and 1681; and in the City of London between 1680 and 1682. 81 Shaf79 80 81 H . C . Foxcroft, Life and Letters of Sir George Savile, 2 vols. ( 1 8 9 8 ; repr. 1986), vol. I, pp. 68, 98, 103-4. , pp. 146—7: Among Sir William Temple's nominees for the new ministry, it was 'Lord Halifax .