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Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Andrew Mansfield


Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686-1743) was a Scottish Jacobite émigré who spent most of his adult life in France. His political works predominantly relied on a mixture of British and French doctrines to stimulate a Jacobite restoration to the British throne. Ambitious and controversial, Ramsay believed that key reforms and a growing empire would make Britain the ‘capital of the universe.’ His position as an intellectual conduit between the two kingdoms enables an extensive assessment of the political thought in Britain and France. Examining a number of important thinkers from the 1660s to the 1730s ... More

Keywords: Britain, France, Ramsay, Fénelon, Jacobitism, Absolutism, Political Thought, Monarchy, Reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088377
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Mansfield, author
University of London