Atalantis Major - Daniel Defoe

Atalantis Major

By Daniel Defoe

  • Release Date: 2008-10-17
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events


Atalantis Major is a thinly veiled allegory describing the November 1710 election of the representative Scottish peers. The circumstances which surrounded this election were produced by the outcome of the previous month's General Election—a landslide for the Tories—and, to understand these circumstances, the impact of that Tory victory must be seen within the context of the political events of 1710.