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The Prelude: 1820–1850

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth's Revisitings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199268771
eISBN:
9780191730832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268771.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Wordsworth worked over The Prelude once more in 1832. This chapter discusses the major revisions which, reflecting the poet’s anxiety over Reform, involved revisiting his earlier radicalism and ... More


Introduction of ‘Officialism’, 1831–1856

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines bankruptcy law reform in England during the period from 1831 to 1856. The findings suggest that the Lord Brougham's Act of 1832 expanded the role of the government in the ... More


Macaulay Joins the Whigs

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at Macaulay's short political career in order to shed some light upon its bearing on the History of England. Of the younger Whigs, Macaulay stands out as an intellect as powerful ... More


Epilogue

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

The epilogue considers how the rhetorical culture of the House, and the image of its speakers, began to change at the end of the period covered by the book. It discusses the role played by Charles ... More


London Scots in the Movement for Abolition

Iain Whyte

in Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624324
eISBN:
9780748672196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The contribution of key Scots in England to the abolition movement has been little recognised. James Ramsay from Aberdeenshire, chaplain and physician in St.Kitts was driven out by the planters ... More


Justice for the Young *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is addressed to the special problem of the young offender. The risk of course is that children and adolescents committing not very ... More


Henry Brougham and the Invention of Cannes

Rosemary Ashton

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the origin of Cannes as a resort, particularly for English visitors, to a chance visit in 1834 by Lord Brougham, ex-Lord Chancellor in Lord Grey’s reforming parliament of 1830 to ... More


The Limits of Adversarialism

David J. A. Cairns

in Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262848
eISBN:
9780191682414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262848.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The enactment and implementation of the Prisoners' Counsel Act was followed almost immediately by controversy. The public and the press did not share the unqualified enthusiasm of the Act's promoters ... More


Conclusion

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

This short conclusion sums up section one, arguing that the period between 1783-1843 can be characterized by multiple, generally unsuccessful attempts to establish new university institutions. The ... More


Laying the Groundwork

Joan L. Richards

in Generations of Reason: A Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300255492
eISBN:
9780300262575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300255492.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

After finishing Cambridge, De Morgan moved to London to study law. However, he was soon drawn into, and far more interested in the newly forming Astronomical Society. There he joined a group of ... More


Unitarian Women

Joan L. Richards

in Generations of Reason: A Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300255492
eISBN:
9780300262575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300255492.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the late 1820s and 1830s, William Frend and his former pupil Lady Byron were deeply involved in efforts to improve the condition of the poorer people of England. Central to their efforts, were ... More


Gentleman of Reason

Joan L. Richards

in Generations of Reason: A Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300255492
eISBN:
9780300262575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300255492.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the early 1830s, Augustus De Morgan was deeply affected by the revolutionary changes that took place in the French political world and the English scientific one. In the summer of 1831 he resigned ... More


Godlessness on Gower Street

Rosemary Ashton

in Victorian Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154474
eISBN:
9780300154481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154474.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the founding of the London University in Bloomsbury. It explains that the plan for the university started during a meeting in June 1825 chaired by Henry Brougham, and that the ... More


Byronists

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/9780226396552.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The connections between aestheticism and earlier forms of dandyism are traced in chapter 6, notably in relation to ways in which coded references to same-sex desire can be detected in the political ... More


Globulism

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In the beginning of the 19th century, the theory arose that biological tissues were composed of spherical “globules,” probably of uniform size, much as solid matter was composed of relatively uniform ... More


Snoring for the Million: Pickwick and Parliamentary Publication

Carolyn Vellenga Berman

in Dickens and Democracy in the Age of Paper: Representing the People

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192845405
eISBN:
9780191937545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845405.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at periodical publication as a third form of representation undergoing modernization in the 1830s, with a focus on Dickens’s first serial novel, The Pickwick Papers. First, it ... More


Law Making

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of case-law, legislation, and equity, with particular reference to legal change. The common law was evidenced by judicial precedent, but single decisions were not ... More


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