"Black coat" Scottish spies: clerical informers in 1820

Gardner, John (2020) "Black coat" Scottish spies: clerical informers in 1820. Studies in Scottish Literature, 46 (1). pp. 32-39. ISSN 0039-3770

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This essay examines the contention over the operation of spies during the rebellions of 1820 that resulted in eight executions for High Treason. These were the last until the Easter 1916 risings. Research from Kew National Archives shows that there were indeed spies and several were members of the clergy. The argument is that poetry had pointed the finger in that direction, but had not been given status as historical documents.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: poetry, politics, spies, clergy
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705409

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