1723 Oath Returns for London

The City of London returns for the 1723 oaths of allegiance have now been integrated into the London Metropolitan Archives online catalogue. You can search the returns either by keying in a relevant document reference (for example CLA/047/LR/02/04/028/001 for the August and September sessions) or by simply keyword searching ‘1723 oaths’ in the catalogue. You can then view details of individual subscribers (name, occupation, marital/social status, place of residence) by clicking the ‘level down’ button on the session reference. The material is drawn from a transcription of the returns made by Dr Alex Craven. Happy searching!

Women, politics and the 1723 oaths of allegiance to George I

I’m very pleased to announce that my article entitled ‘Women, politics and the 1723 oaths of allegiance to George I’ has been accepted for publication by The Historical Journal. You can find a copy of the accepted manuscript version of the article below. The final version of the article will appear in The Historical Journal in due course. I am grateful to Cambridge University Press for permission to reproduce the accepted manuscript.

Women, politics and 1723 oaths accepted manuscript web version