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Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


Liberty, Property, and the Excise

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

Robert Walpole's appointment as First Lord of the Treasury enabled him to recapture public confidence in the credibility of the government's financial dealings and preserve the central aim of the ... More


Living Muse 1780–1785

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/9780199274888.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Hannah More's transition from playwright to Evangelical activist. She was now part of the bluestocking circle, a friend of Elizabeth Montagu and Elizabeth Carter, and was ... More


A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Robert Harris

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203780
eISBN:
9780191675973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book studies the polemical press of the 1740s, and provides an investigation of the politics of the Pelham regime. It examines the vigorous and wide-ranging debate in tracts and periodicals ... More


A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Frances Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was a woman with a ‘passion for government:’ a compulsion to wield power not only in her own family but in public affairs as well. She was the favourite of Queen Anne, ... More


The Queen and Sir Robert 1726–1730

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As Sarah was facing the effects brought on by old age, she also experienced a severe case of ‘gout’ — seemingly a form of arthritis or rheumatism which was further worsened by scurvy — which left her ... More


Patriots, Old Whigs, and Nominal Tories

ROBERT HARRIS

in A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203780
eISBN:
9780191675973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of the ideology of patriotism on the political role of the press of the 1740s, showing that conflict between patriotism and the court superseded and blurred ... More


The Fall of Walpole and the Outbreak of the War, 1740–1742

ROBERT HARRIS

in A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203780
eISBN:
9780191675973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the question of British and Hanoverian responsibility for Austria's plight that came to dominate press debate as 1741 progressed. The impact on domestic politics of the early ... More


Carteret and Hanover, 1742–1744

ROBERT HARRIS

in A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203780
eISBN:
9780191675973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Widespread concern was inevitable once Carteret committed Britain in the second half of 1742 to providing Austria with direct military support and financial and diplomatic aid. It then came to ... More


Johnson and Nationalism

John Cannon

in Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204527
eISBN:
9780191676321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204527.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Johnson came up with perhaps his best remembered observation that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Johnson's own position changed considerably between the 1730s, when he was a staunch ... More


Epilogue

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This section discusses the fate of the central characters in the story of the famous forgery who survived for several decades, after the protagonists faded from public view. It notes that whether or ... More


Faltering Diplomacy with the Creeks and War with Spain

John T. Juricek

in Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 17331763

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034683
eISBN:
9780813038582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034683.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores how Oglethorpe convinced the British parliament to protect Georgia from Spanish attack. He introduced an appropriation bill for Georgia for the amount of 30,000 pounds and was ... More


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


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


Macaronis

Dominic Janes

in Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Part One of this book explores Britain up to the Napoleonic wars. The eighteenth century saw a proliferation of terms referring to a class of effeminate men supposedly prominent amongst the monied ... More


The Later Eighteenth Century: Conclusions

Dominic Janes

in Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It is shown through discussion of the diaries and memoirs of Mrs Piozzi in chapter 4, a shorter summary section, that a variety of visual signs were becoming legible as signals of male same-sex ... 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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