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The lives of William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle, and his family including, centrally, his second wife, Margaret Cavendish, are intimately bound up with the overarching story of seventeenth-century England: the violently negotiated changes in structures of power that constituted the Civil Wars, and the ensuing Commonwealth and Restoration of the monarchy. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, and his Political, Social and Cultural Connections: Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth Century England brings together a series of interrelated essays that present William Cavendish, his family, household and connections as an aristocratic, royalist case study, relating the intellectual and political underpinnings and implications of their beliefs, actions and writings to wider cultural currents in England and mainland Europe.
Peter Edwards, D.Phil. (1976: Oxford University) is Professor Emeritus at Roehampton University. He has written extensively on the multi-functional role of horses in pre-modern society. Publications include Horse and man in early modern England (London: 2007).
Elspeth Graham, PhD (1986: University of Manchester) is Professor of Early-Modern Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. She has written on early-modern women’s writing, nonconformist literature and animal/human relationships. Her current work is on early play cultures and socio-cultural connections.
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