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Mairi Cowan

religious dissent was actually very rare. Later medieval dissent Scottish records from the twelfth to the late fourteenth centuries are conspicuously silent about heretical groups, though it is difficult to know how to interpret this silence. One possibility is that Scotland simply did not experience organized religious dissent during this time. Many features connected with organized

in Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns, c.1350–1560
The ‘Smith/Party’ Group in the 1970s CPGB
Andrew Pearmain

6 Dissent from dissent The ‘Smith/Party’ Group in the 1970s CPGB Andrew Pearmain The ‘Smith/Party’ Group in the 1970s CPGB For Communist critics of the existing (party) leadership and policies  … random discontent, non-cumulative critical activity and inadequately elaborated alternatives are not enough. Smith Group Bulletin, No. Two (1971/72)1 The ‘Smith/Party Group’ was an informal faction inside the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) in the early 1970s. Its ideological orientation shifted over its few years of existence as its political economy took

in Against the grain
George Southcombe

formalised in the Restoration, the debates concerning the relationship of Protestant dissent to the Church of England continued. The Restoration church and dissent might thus continue to be conceptualised, in terms used by Collinson of the earlier church and Puritanism, as two halves ‘of a stressful relationship’, defining and shaping each other. 4 What follows is an attempt to probe the nature of this relationship. Throughout it

in The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714
Nick Randall

11 Dissent in the Parliamentary Labour Party, 1945–2015 Nick Randall Introduction Intra-party dissent matters in British politics. British government is party government. In exceptional circumstances, such as those at the Carlton Club in 1922, divisions within a parliamentary party have proven terminal for governments. More typically, governments with divided supporters have encountered difficulties in delivering their legislative agenda. As the downfall of several party leaders has demonstrated, intra-party divisions are destabilising for those leading parties

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present
Peter M. Jones

5 Industry, Enlightenment and Dissent T he overview of eighteenth-century Europe’s uneven science cultures which brought the argument in the last chapter to a close begs an obvious question which now needs to be tackled. How should we construe the relationship between science and religion? Voltaire’s ‘Ecrasez-l’infâme’1 offers a point of departure, but it only requires a moment’s reflection to realise that his impatient condemnation of intolerant Roman Catholicism as a barrier to human progress leads nowhere. Many of the advances registered in Europe during the

in Industrial Enlightenment
Emma Louise Briant

7 Countering terror, denying dissent Given the dramatic period of adaptation that followed 9/11, it’s important to reflect on the changes in propaganda and deconstruct the role played by the Anglo-American relationship, with a view to bringing wider discussion in academia, policy and wider society. This book has examined the extent and manner in which Anglo-American relations shaped the direction of propaganda strategy, within the wider ‘counter-terrorism’ adaptation of both countries. It showed how the domestic structures of each country’s bureaucracy, its

in Propaganda and counter-terrorism
The abortive Northern Rebellion of 1663
Alan Marshall

85 Chapter 4 ‘Plots’ and dissent: the abortive Northern Rebellion of 1663 Alan Marshall W riting his regular letter to the Duke of Ormond in Ireland on 24 October 1663, the Secretary of State, Sir Henry Bennet, Lord Arlington, noted that: ‘The examinations of the prisoners taken at York, sent to the King by the duke of Buckingham, show that there was a real and dangerous plot.’1 Arlington was referring to a recently uncovered plot against the royal regime in the autumn of that year in the North of England, a series of events that Charles II, speaking before

in From Republic to Restoration
The inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga
Elleke Boehmer

BOEHMER Makeup 3/22/05 2:55 PM Page 172 John's G5:Users:john:Public:John's Mac: John's Job 10 Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga1 To build something new, you must be prepared to destroy the past. (Yvonne Vera, Butterfly Burning)2 This chapter seeks to bring into juxtaposition two Zimbabwean women writers and a question of same-sex sexuality: its configurations of desire, its vocabularies of aspiration. It thus extends this book’s overall concern with women’s representation into the area of women

in Stories of women
Alan Ford

4 • Scottish Protestant clergy and the origins of dissent in Ireland alan ford ‘The origins of dissent’ is in many respects an old-fashioned title, redolent of the innumerable articles in Victorian Baptist journals with titles like ‘Pioneers of Congregationalism’. Such scholarship is readily classifiable: it represents what has been labelled ‘vertical history’ – the history of a particular church, usually written by an ‘insider’ ‘which has been all about origins, title-deeds, pedigree and descent’.1 It is a notable feature of those religious traditions that

in The Scots in early Stuart Ireland
Oliver Heywood’s A Family Altar (1693)
William J. Sheils

The ministerial career of the Presbyterian divine Oliver Heywood spanned the years from 1650, when as a young man he accepted the call of the congregation at Coley Chapel in Halifax, West Yorkshire, until his death there in 1702, a patriarchal figure respected by fellow ministers and congregations across the north of England. 1 His life has been subsequently deployed by historians as an exemplary study of the pastoral tradition within ‘Old Dissent’ at a time of shifting and fraught relations

in People and piety