Tory and Whig: The Parliamentary Papers of Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford, and William Hay, M.P. for Seaford, 1716-1753

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The parliamentary papers of Edward Harley and William Hay offer a unique insight into the politics of the 1730s and 1740s. The journals kept by the men during the latter part of Sir Robert Walpole's premiership provide two contrasting perspectives: Harley was a leading figure in the Tory party, and a fierce critic of the Whig ministry; Hay was an independently-minded but committed ministerialist. Hay gives an account of events in the Commons, while Harley, who succeeded to the earldom of Oxford in 1741, has a rare insider's view into proceedings in the House of Lords during the Whig supremacy. Other parliamentary papers include Hay's letters to Newcastle, providing a fascinating account of the bitterly contested elections of 1734 in Sussex and Lewes.

STEPHEN TAYLOR is Professor in the History of Early Modern England, University of Durham; Dr CLYVE JONES is assistant librarian at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
 

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List of tables maps and illustrations
ix
Introduction to the texts
xv
Edward Harley 3rd earl of Oxford 16991755
xxvii
William Hay M P for Seaford 16951755
lxi
Editorial conventions
lxxxviii
THE PARLIAMENTARY JOURNAL OF EDWARD HARLEY
1
THE PARLIAMENTARY JOURNAL OF WILLIAM HAY
89
Biographical appendix of M P s and members of the house of lords
341
Index
356
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