Letters from George III to Lord Bute, 1756-1766

Author: George III (King of Great Britain),John Stuart Earl of Bute,Romney Sedgwick

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313230394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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This book contains letters written to Lord Bute by George III, as Prince of Wales and as King, between May 1756 and July 1766. These letters afford an opportunity for tracing the origin of the mythology that has grown up around George III.

Queenship in Britain, 1660-1837

Royal Patronage, Court Culture, and Dynastic Politics

Author: Clarissa Campbell Orr

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057694

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 2713

This collection of essays looks at how Queens, Princesses of Wales, and royal daughters used their powers of patronage, and operated within the confines of royal family politics, between 1660-1837. This is a pioneering assessment of a neglected area, uniting new approaches offered by gender history and court studies, discussed in a substantial introduction.

George III

King and politicians 1760-1770

Author: Peter D. G. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847790569

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8693

The eighteenth-century was long deemed 'the classical age of the constitution' in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution o. This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier who argued in 1929 that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher and that Parliament was an administration comprising of factions and opposition. George III was a high-profile and well-known character in British history whose policies have often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies, around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: was he seeking to restore royal power, or merely excercising his constitutional rights?. The first chronological survey of the first ten years of George III's reign through power politics and policy-making.

Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George III

Author: John Brewer

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521287012

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 5888

This book is a reappraisal of English politics in the first decade of George III's reign. It sets out to explain how party politics changed, and what problems that created for the parliamentary elite. The issues of party, of patriotism as it manifested itself in the elder Pitt's political career, and of the relations between the notions of ministerial responsibility and the powers of the Crown are all used to illuminate the nature of political conflict. Special emphasis is placed on Burke's notions of party. The schisms created by this reconfiguration of party politics, Dr Brewer argues, had effects beyond Westminster. He discusses extra-parliamentary forms of political expression, notably the press, and goes on to show how the career of John Wilkes and the critique of British politics developed by American radicals gave focus to a variety of political discontents, and produced new arguments in favour of parliamentary reform. Throughout his study he emphasises the interplay between popular and parliamentary politics. His work is designed to show that the 'political nation' included many other than the parliamentary classes, and that the political conflicts of the period cannot be properly understood without a full examination of political ideology.

The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714–1837

Author: Brendan Simms,Torsten Riotte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461877

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8238

For more than 120 years (1714–1837) Great Britain was linked to the German Electorate, later Kingdom, of Hanover through Personal Union. This made Britain a continental European state in many respects, and diluted her sense of insular apartness. The geopolitical focus of Britain was now as much on Germany, on the Elbe and the Weser as it was on the Channel or overseas. At the same time, the Hanoverian connection was a major and highly controversial factor in British high politics and popular political debate. This volume was the first systematically to explore the subject by a team of experts drawn from the UK, US and Germany. They integrate the burgeoning specialist literature on aspects of the Personal Union into the broader history of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Never before had the impact of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the public sphere, been so thoroughly investigated.

A Royal Affair

George III and His Scandalous Siblings

Author: S. K. Tillyard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6065

Compulsively readable, this is the dramatic scandal-ridden tale of a family trapped between the stiff protocols of royalty and their own desires--an unforgettable glimpse of the birth of celebrity culture and the enduring plight of "the royals."

Quellenkunde zur deutschen Geschichte der Neuzeit von 1500 bis zur Gegenwart. Hrsg. v. Winfried Baumgart. Bd. 3. Absolutismus und Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution. /1715-1815/. Bearb. v. Klaus Müller.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534073283

Category: Europe

Page: 208

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Lord North

Author: Peter David Garner Thomas

Publisher: Lane, Allen


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 7918

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

In Association with the British Academy

Author: H. C. G. Matthew,Brian Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198614111

Category: History

Page: 61472

View: 510

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the explorer Pytheas of the fourth century BC to modern figures (such as Malcolm Bradbury) who died up to 31 December 2000. The stories of these lives - told in substantial, authoritative, and readable articles - have been published simultaneously in 60 print volumes and online. The DNB was published in its earliest form in 1885. For this new Oxford DNB all the original lives have now been rewritten or revised. A special project, completed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London, has enabled the Oxford DNB to publish the largest ever selection of national portraiture. It is an essential work of reference which makes quite fascinating reading.