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dc.contributor.authorGrube, Denisen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr Joseph Smithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:46:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:46:34Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-26T06:50:15Z
dc.identifier.issn00182648en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-229X.2007.00384.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32571
dc.description.abstractThe British parliament in the nineteenth century reflected the increasingly democratic stability of the British state in a century that saw numerous convulsions on the European continent. It embodied the majesty of British law, the idea that all adult males who dwelt in Britain shared the universal rights of a true-born Englishman, including the right to speak on the affairs of the nation. The repeated attempts of the Jewish Baron Lionel de Rothschild and the atheist Charles Bradlaugh to take their seats after having been lawfully elected to parliament showed, however, that barriers remained against those who were in some way considered 'un-British'. The debates that the perseverance of both men engendered inside the parliament reveal how strongly the conservative British establishment clung on to what it considered to be the Protestant national character. To make British laws, one had to be British in more than citizenship. In essence, it was a debate about British national identity in an increasingly 'liberal' world. The eventual inclusion of both Rothschild and Bradlaugh marked a further shift away from religious conformity as a measure of 'Britishness' as the century drew to a close.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Historical Assocation and Blackwell Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeOxforden_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom21en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue305en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHistoryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume92en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBritish Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210305en_US
dc.titleReligion, Power and Parliament: Rothschild and Bradlaugh Revisiteden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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