Miscellany Volume 14 [Second Series]

Thoresby Society Publication - Miscellany 2004 This year our Miscellany publication concentrates on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and covers a variety of topics.

  Jonathan Oates examines Leeds during the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 and the effects these turbulent Stuart uprisings had on the people of the town. Once again in its history Leeds could be seen as a microcosm of the history of England, a veritable barometer of the national political temperament.

  The relationship between élite culture and power in the town of Leeds from 1760 to 1820 is the subject of Sue Cottam's researches. She examines the people who formed that political élite, and explores how their way of life enabled them to maintain their position of influence.

  Edward Baines was fêted as the man whose Leeds Mercury became the leading provincial newspaper of its day and as an MP for Leeds, the mouthpiece of Dissenters in Parliament. David Thornton, however, asks; how did his contemporaries view him; was he a great man or a great liar?

  Harry Dalton, following the success of his monograph for the Thoresby Society, Anglican Resurgence under W. F. Hook, examines Sunday schools in the town and the Church Associations established to help children and young people in Leeds between 1836 and 1851.


ISSN 0082-4232

ISBN 0 900 741 62 7


Leeds and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745. J.Oates 1
What was the Relationship between Elite Culture and Power in the Town of Leeds from 1760 to 1820? S.Cottam 18
Edward Baines, Editor: Great Man, Great Liar? The Press Assessment. D.Thornton 37
Sunday Schools in Leeds: Church Associations for Children and Young People, Leeds 1836 – 1851. H.W.Dalton 67
The Thoresby Society Library and Archives. J.Newiss 90


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