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Robert Southey and the Peninsular War

Packer, Ian; Pratt, Lynda


Ian Packer


Diego Saglia

Ian Haywood


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.


Packer, I., & Pratt, L. (2018). Robert Southey and the Peninsular War. In D. Saglia, & I. Haywood (Eds.), Spain in British Romanticism, 1800-1840. Palgrave Macmillan

Acceptance Date Oct 25, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 28, 2017
Publication Date Jan 25, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 30, 2018
Publicly Available Date Dec 29, 2020
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Book Title Spain in British Romanticism, 1800-1840
ISBN 978-3-319-64455-4 ; eBook:978-3-319-64456-1
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Additional Information doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64456-1_3


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