Robert Southey and the Peninsular Campaign

Packer, Ian and Pratt, Lynda (2018) Robert Southey and the Peninsular Campaign. In: Spain in British romanticism 1800-1840. Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 37-54. ISBN 9783319644561, 9783319644554

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Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a prolific writer and a key figure in British cultural life in the early-nineteenth-century. One aspect of his significance was the central role that he played as an interpreter of Spanish and Portuguese politics, society and literature to a British audience. This essay examines two neglected aspects of Southey's engagement with the Iberian peninsular - his writings in the Edinburgh Annual Register and his unfinished series of inscriptions on the Peninsular war - in order to reach a fuller understanding of Southey's view of developments in Iberia and how these impacted on his politics and his sense of his public role.

Keywords:Southey, Peninsular War
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:30 Jan 2018 14:45

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