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Jacobitism
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Defined broadly, Jacobitism is a tradition or movement in Great Britain, whose adherents after 1688 supported the hereditary claims of the Roman Catholic Stuart dynasty over the parliamentary title of the Protestant William of Orange (and his Hanoverian successors). Apart from its military and diplomatic dimensions, exemplified in the invasion attempt of 1715 and 1745, Jacobitism also had important intellectual, social, literary, philosophical, nationalistic, and theological dimensions. Not all Jacobites were Roman Cath-olic: many High Church (High Churc…

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Carter, Grayson R., “Jacobitism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10710>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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