This interdisciplinary one-day conference seeks to bring together both established and early career scholars from different faculties and professional backgrounds to debate the dynamic, yet amorphous, cultural and political group – the Patriot Opposition – who formed in opposition to the men and measures of the first ‘Prime Minister’, Sir Robert Walpole.
Building on the History of Parliament’s 2007 ‘Politics and patronage: a tercentenary colloquium for Frederick, Prince of Wales’ this conference aims to widen the focus, and with the twentieth anniversary of Christine Gerrard’s influential monograph fast approaching, showcase new research on the subject.
We welcome proposals for individual twenty-minute papers from literary scholars; historians; art, architectural and landscape historians, with the aim of replicating in the diversity of conference papers the many different mediums used by Frederick and the Patriots.
The conference will be held in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace on Friday 7 June and include a tour of the new Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber exhibition.
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