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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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The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670–1733)

The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670–1733)

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(p.155) Chapter 8 The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670–1733)
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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/9780719079849.003.0009

This chapter provides a micro-historical analysis of William Fuller, who, during his lifetime, assumed several different elite roles, and analyses how Fuller represented himself and his surroundings, linking the themes of autobiography and imposture. It explains Fuller's sense of the mismatch between his own poverty and noble kin and his double or ‘poly-identity’ in religious, social and political terms, and also examines Fuller's self-representation and self-perception.

Keywords:   William Fuller, elite roles, autobiography, imposture, poverty, noble kin, poly-identity, self-representation, self-perception

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