Robert Southey and the Peninsular War

Packer, Ian and Pratt, Lynda (2018) Robert Southey and the Peninsular War. In: Spain in British Romanticism, 1800-1840. Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 37-54. ISBN 978-3-319-64455-4 ; eBook:978-3-319-64456-1

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This essay examines two aspects of Southey’s Romantic Iberianism that have often been overlooked—his writings on the peninsular conflict in the Edinburgh Annual Register and his unfinished series of inscriptions on the war. Both shed important light on Southey’s developing political ideas and on his sense of his public role. Moreover, they connect Southey the writer of prose (particularly contemporary history) with Southey the controversial Poet Laureate.

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Additional Information: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64456-1_3
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of English
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 12:55

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