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George II: Puppet of the Politicians?

Jeremy Black

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898072
eISBN:
9781781380543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898072.0001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a biography of George II. This book sets out to demonstrate the unfairness of charges that George II was a puppet king overshadowed by towering politicians such as Robert Walpole, and ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Book Society Limited

Nicola Wilson

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Woolf foresaw the appeal of what would shortly become the Book Society Ltd., a mail-order book club modeled on the American Book-of-the-Month Club. Woolf worked with the Book Society and came into ... More


George II's Reputation

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/9780859898072.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

George II, king of Britain, has long been neglected by historians. Most of the British monarch's contemporaries focused more on ministers than the Crown, especially in the last years, which were ... More


A New Dynasty and a Quarrelsome Prince of Wales 1683–1727

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/9780859898072.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

George II was born in Hanover, Germany, on November 10, 1683, the eldest child and only son of George (1660–1727), better known to history as George I of Britain from 1714 to 1727, and Sophia ... More


The New King 1727–1731

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/9780859898072.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

On October 11, 1727, George II was officially crowned king of Britain. The coronation was accompanied by less splendour and uncertainty than there otherwise might have been, although there were also ... More


George and Walpole: Double Act or King in the Shadows? 1731–1741

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/9780859898072.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Despite their differences over foreign policy and ministerial composition in 1729–1730, George II supported Robert Walpole in office until his fall in 1742. This was evident in 1733, during the ... 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


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