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    An Anglo-Irish Radical in the Late Georgian Metropolis: Peter Finnerty and the Politics of Contempt


    Wright, Jonathan Jeffrey (2014) An Anglo-Irish Radical in the Late Georgian Metropolis: Peter Finnerty and the Politics of Contempt. Journal of British Studies, 53 (3). pp. 660-684. ISSN 1545-6986

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    Abstract

    This article focuses on the Irish-born metropolitan radical and parliamentary journalist Peter Finnerty, exploring, in particular, the distinctive nature of his political engagement. Chiefly remembered as a friend of William Hazlitt and an implacable opponent of Lord Castlereagh, Finnerty was an influential figure in his own right, who moved between a range of social and political spaces. Framing him as an unrepentant Irish radical, indifferent to the coercive power of authority, this article will examine Finnerty's involvement in a range of scandals, controversies, and causes célèbres, and will highlight the ways in which he succeeded, through enacting a contempt for authority, in subverting both the courtroom and Parliament itself.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Anglo-Irish Radical; Late Georgian Metropolis; Peter Finnerty; Politics of Contempt;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 6600
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/jbr.2014.55
    Depositing User: Jonathan Wright
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 11:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of British Studies
    Publisher: The North American Conference on British Studies 2014
    Refereed: Yes
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