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Kit-Cat Clublocked

(act. 1696–1720)
  • Philip Carter

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Kit-Cat Club (act. 1696–1720), was, at its height in the first decade of the eighteenth century, Britain's pre-eminent political club and a leading promoter and sponsor of the whig party and its advocacy of contract theories of government, low-church interests, and the rights of religious nonconformists. Whig politics was further shaped by a commitment to political liberty and an appreciation of the economic and social benefits of commerce and city life which gained momentum in the wake of the revolution of 1688, and which became a prominent theme in the ...

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