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The Curse can appear anywhere

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

While Tyco demonstrates the winner’s curse at the highest levels of the firm and in the serial acquisition of hundreds of other firms, a well-known editor in a publishing company described the ... More


‘Into speyne to selle for slavys’: English, Spanish, and Genoese Merchant Networks and their Involvement with the ‘Cost of Gwynea’ Trade before 1550

HEATHER DALTON

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In 1541, Roger Barlow, an English merchant who had traded with Spain's Atlantic settlements from Seville in the 1520s, presented Henry VIII with a cosmography containing his personal account of the ... More


Pan’s Anniversary

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0078
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the music to the choruses no attempt has been made to reproduce the Elizabethan style of music, but it is hoped that the music is appropriately simple. The music for the “Masquers' Entry,” the ... More


Charles Henry Gifford 1913–2003

Christopher Ricks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Charles Henry Gifford (1913–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a scholar-critic whose death at the age of ninety brought home what true piety is, in contemplation of his supple stamina and ... More


The Nature of Towns

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter attempts to define the features which distinguished provincial towns from villages on one hand and London on the other. It looks at their economic functions: manufacturing, trade ... More


A Factious City: Bristol in the Reign of Charles II

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Bristol had a reputation for factional division. Its aldermen included some pugnacious individuals — three of them called John (or Sir John) Knight, who hated each other. The city also had a large ... More


After the Revolution, 1689–1699

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the Convention of 1689-90 the Whigs condemned the new charters of the 1680s and sought to debar those who had actively procured them (mostly Tories, in 1682-5) from municipal office. They failed ... More


Bristol Beginnings 1745–1774

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Hannah More's early life in Bristol, a period that is relatively poorly documented. She was born at Fishponds near Bristol, the fourth of the five daughters of an impoverished ... More


‘Jacob and Rachel’: Zachary Macaulay and Selina Mills

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with an account of Selina Mills, the daughter of a Quaker bookseller in Bristol. It shows how she took over the running of the school set up by Hannah More and her sisters. The ... More


Fantastic Sportiveness

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

His early days in Bristol and collaboration with Robert Southey, followed by intimacy with William and Dorothy Wordsworth in Racedown and North Somerset. Speculation on the nature of life and ... More


Elizabeth: A Daughter’s Dilemma

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Elizabeth Wilberforce, William Wilberforce’s surviving daughter. It shows her limited life choices compared with those available to her brothers, her emotional and spiritual ... More


Irish Millennialism: The Irish Prophetic Movement and the Origins of the Plymouth Brethren

Grayson Carter

in Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Via Media, c. 1800-1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270089
eISBN:
9780191683886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270089.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

While the English prophetic movement coalesced around Henry Drummond and Edward Irving, a similar outburst of millennial speculation occurred among Dublin’s influential, but unsettled, Evangelical ... More


The work of an independent cancer help centre

Sara R Miller and Ruth Sewell

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

As the UK's leading holistic cancer charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly the Bristol Cancer Help Centre) has pioneered the Bristol Approach to care for cancer patients and those close to them. ... More


Saints and Souls

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0036
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Each mayor of Bristol in the 1470s was expected to entertain the whole council and other prominent citizens and gentry, to ‘fires and their drinkings with spiced cakebread and sundry wines’, before ... More


Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Adrian Randall and Andrew Charlesworth (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book focuses upon both urban and rural communities: towns and cities, villages and corporations, colliers and tradesmen all feature in these studies, since the market was ubiquitous and ... More


Clock Times in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

In tracking down the infrastructures of timekeeping and the structures and significance of clock time in both formal and informal events in early modern Bristol, this chapter adopts a retrogressive ... More


The Parliament of 1626: The Reformation of the Duke? 1

Conrad Russell

in Parliaments and English Politics 1621–1629

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198224822
eISBN:
9780191678578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198224822.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

In 1626, the court conspiracy against Buckingham was too strong to be suppressed. For once, Buckingham's enemies combined. The quarrel with France united the anti-Spanish Pembroke and the mildly ... More


America and Bristol, 1774–1776

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Difficult as these years were for those in opposition, they brought out the best in Burke. In 1774, he was elected member for Bristol, at the time ‘England's second city’ and a large constituency ... More


Waiting on Events, 1776–1779

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Unwilling to abandon the Declaratory Act, yet opposed to the use of force, the Rockingham party watched helplessly as Britain and the American colonies fought a destructive yet inconclusive war. The ... More


Shears or Hatchets, 1779–1781

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

In October 1779, Burke looked forward to the approaching session of Parliament with an uneasy mixture of hope and dread, expectation and despair. The American colonies were as far as ever from being ... More


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