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War and the Nation

Stephen Conway

in War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253753
eISBN:
9780191719738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253753.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Eighteenth-century armed conflicts have been identified by some historians as one of the ingredients which promoted a popular sense of Britishness. Linda Colley, in particular, has pointed to the ... More


Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319556
eISBN:
9781781387160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The British soldier was a fascinating and complex figure in the century between the Hanoverian accession and the Battle of Waterloo. The ‘war and society’ approach has shed much light on Britain's ... More


Turmoil and Crisis 1741–1746

Jeremy Black

in George II: Puppet of the Politicians?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898072
eISBN:
9781781380543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898072.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The beginning of the 1740s was crucial for George II's reign as king of Britain. Rivalries within the royal family posed key political problems; George had to contend with his eldest son, Frederick, ... More


Interpreting Landscapes of Violence

Christian Ayne Crouch

in Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details the eruption of violence in the Ohio borderlands in the early 1750s as indigenous peoples, French, and English all sought to impose their authority there. Though ownership of ... More


Britain’s Controversial Empire

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter recounts the political-economic debate surrounding the War of Austrian Succession and shows why authoritarian reform initially failed. That debate centered on a critique of Whig ... More


Eliza Haywood’s Periodicals in Wartime

Catherine Ingrassia

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Eliza Haywood’s index The Female Spectator (1744–6) does not include an entry for ‘war’. Yet that periodical like The Parrot (1746), published in the middle of a tumultuous decade in which Britain ... More


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