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The British Parliament Between King and People

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins the treatment of the English-speaking world, involving the structure of Parliament, the British constitution, and the American Revolution. Of all the constituted bodies of Europe, ... More


The Anointed, the Appointed, and the Elected: Governance of the British Empire, 1689–1784

Ian K. Steele

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Whether through benign Whiggery or the tyranny of entrenched élites, the governance of the disparate kingdoms, companies, and colonies of the British Empire was not seriously challenged during the ... More


The Problem of Patriation

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the constitutional struggle to ‘patriate’ and amend the constitution of Canada which came to a head in 1980–2. It raised a crucial question of convention for the British ... More


Mock Funerals and Mock Executions

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter delves into the mock executions and mock funerals the American colonists used as political resistance to the British oppression. In particular it looks into the year of 1764 and 1765 ... More


Hopes Frustrated: The Peel Government and the Established Churches, 1841–1846

Stewart J. Brown

in The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801-46

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242351
eISBN:
9780191697098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242351.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter deals with the continuing hopes and frustrations that the established Churches of Britain faced from 1841 to 1846. Sir Robert Peel, who was appointed Prime Minister, believed that there ... More


British Justice, English Law, and Canadian Legal Culture

Philip Girard

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines British justice, English law, and the Canadian legal culture. It clarifies that there is no such thing as British law and it was English law that was introduced in British North ... More


Conclusion

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that when legislative privilege is functioning properly, it serves to strengthen democracy in the British and American ... More


Franklin in London’s Theater of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Franklin’s decades in negotiation with Great Britain preoccupy this chapter. It takes up Franklin’s activities during the years 1757–69, examining Franklin’s life in London and the social and ... More


A Flag in the Wind: MacCormick v Lord Advocate

Gavin Little

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the MacCormick case, a Scottish constitutional landmark inquest. John MacCormick, an accomplished solicitor and partner of a law firm based in Glasgow, claimed that the British ... More


Tea Parties

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. On this day, Bostonians and representatives from surrounding communities gathered at the Old South Meeting ... More


The Domestic Political Context

Andrew Stockley

in Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896153
eISBN:
9781781380451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896153.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hopes for a reconciliation between France and Britain did not last long. Although the British Parliament pledged to uphold the peace settlement, it censured the terms that had been agreed. The earl ... More


Parliament and Church Reform: Off and On the Agenda

Joanna Innes

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the interactions between politics inside and outside of the British Parliament as well as the issue of Church reform. Attempts by Parliament to improve the Church of England's ... More


Intervention of the Slave

Sajal Nag

in The Uprising: Colonial State, Christian Missionaries, and Anti-Slavery Movement in North-East India (1908-1954)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460892
eISBN:
9780199086412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460892.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

As soon as Fraser recovered from his illness in England he resumed his struggle against the bawi system as practised in the Lushai Hills. Here great support came from a lady named Mary Innes Howie ... More


Liberty, Property and the Post-Culloden Acts of Parliament in the Gáidhealtachd

Matthew P. Dziennik

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how the post-Culloden acts of the British Parliament, intended to ‘assimilate’ the Scottish Highlands to Whig and British norms, was appropriated and adapted by local political ... More


The Establishment Strikes Back

Sajal Nag

in The Uprising: Colonial State, Christian Missionaries, and Anti-Slavery Movement in North-East India (1908-1954)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460892
eISBN:
9780199086412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460892.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

Although the bawi issue rocked the British Parliament, the local administration steadfastly stuck to its old position. It defended the official position that bawi was not slavery and that the ... More


Tod’s Romantic approach as opposed to James Mill’s Utilitarian approach to British government in India

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

James Mill (1773-1836) never visited India, adhered to Jeremy Bentham’s rational, utilitarian philosophy and in his History of British India (1817), attributed India’s “low” and “rude” state of ... More


Reforms on the Anvil 1

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The issue of constitutional reforms seemed to have receded to the background in the wake of the controversy generated by the deportation of Lajpat Rai and the Moderate–Extremist conflict. But it was ... More


‘Upon the Watchtower of This Church’: The Commission of the General Assembly

Jeffrey Stephen

in Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625055
eISBN:
9780748653423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the efforts of the Commission to obtain further securities for the Presbyterian Church in the event of a union. It reports behind-the-scenes lobbying of members of parliament; ... More


Introduction

Gordon Pentland

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a collection of essays that explore themes relating to liberty, property and popular politics in England and Scotland during the period 1688–1815 in honour of H. T. Dickinson. The first ... More


Introduction

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0066
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter discusses the role the British Parliament played during the drafting of the Indian Constitution starting from 1895. It looks at the British rule in India and how this ... More


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