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Impostures in Early Modern EnglandRepresentations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities$
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Tobias B. Hug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079849

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Impostures in Early Modern England
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Tobias B. Hug

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about impostors and impostures in early modern England. The first part of this book analyses the phenomenon and its variety, and explores incidents showing the common characteristics of imposture, and to whom and why the labels impostor and imposture were applied; and the second examines the life of William Fuller, who assumed different elite roles during his lifetime.

Keywords:   impostors, impostures, England, William Fuller, elite roles

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