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The Limits of Taxation and the Politics of Representation

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/9780199259212.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the protests unleashed by the decision of the Earl of Bute, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Francis Dashwood, to seek revenue via an Act designed to ... More


Johnson, Boswell, and Anti–Scottish Sentiment

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the issue hovering behind the Journey — that is, the moral panic which grew up in England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century on the subject of Scottish influence. ... More


March 1750–1753: Lone Philosopher: ‘to divert my solitary hours’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In early March 1750 Lady Mary wrote quite cheerfully to Lady Oxford: she was well; she would go back in summer to Lovere, which had done her such good; her only sorrow was the conduct of her nephew ... More


January 1760–December 1761: Inheriting: ‘on the threshold of this dirty world’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A month or so into the new year Lady Mary received a couple of shocks. The first was a book package, an unusually small one. Inside was a work entitled Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Antient ... More


‘Hopes of Advancement’ (1761–66)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Blackstone was now fully committed to a career at the London bar, and enjoyed some measure of success, both as an advocate and in out-of-court practice. He nevertheless continued lecturing at Oxford, ... More


New island stories: heritage, archives, the digital environment and community regeneration

Paul R.J. Duffy

in Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447341895
eISBN:
9781447341970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341895.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter reflect on the author's experiences as the local partner lead for two University of Leeds-led projects. It explores what can be understood from them about the relationship between ... More


Scotland for Ever?

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume was beginning to lose all ambition and all relish for pleasure and to develop ‘a total indifference towards every thing in human life’. London he dreaded more than ever, what with the ... More


The Master Ascendant: Reynolds becomes President

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 opens with some reminders of Reynolds’s ambivalent character. His political views are put to the test at the close of the Seven Years War, in 1763, when Britain announces victory but half ... More


Pitt and Newcastle (1760–1762): war and peace

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the actions of George III in relation to the Seven Years' War. It discusses George III's suggestion that the Earl of Bute should take ministerial office, and William Pitt's ... More


The Bute ministry (1762–1763): peace and cider

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Earl of Bute's acceptance of George III's proposal to become prime minister. Though Bute was a good Parliamentary speaker and a conscientious administrator, he was ... More


Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the appointments at St Andrews during Principal Tullideph's regime. It notes that Principal Tullideph became the dominant figure at St Andrews after his appointment as ... More


Summaries and Results

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the politics, processes, and constraints of appointments. It observes that the patronage system worked as well as it did, and had the results it produced, partly because of the ... More


The Age of Bute and the Moderates

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the changes in the University of Glasgow under the guidance of a new set of outsiders, initially men associated with John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–10 March 1792). It ... More


A Professor of Eloquence

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter covers the life of John Pringle Nichol who, as the 5th Regius Professor of Astronomy (1836 to 1859), influenced extra-mural interest in the subject to a passion that the local citizens ... More


The Cider Tax, Popular Symbolism and Opposition in Mid-Hanoverian England

David Walsh, Adrian Randall, Richard Sheldon, and Andrew Charlesworth (eds)

in Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines popular opposition and symbolism related to the implementation of the cider tax in mid-Hanoverian England. It explains that a 1763 Act gave sweeping powers to the collectors of ... More


John Bull, Sister Peg, and Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Eighteenth Century

Alasdair Raffe

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses John Arbuthnot’s The History of John Bull (1712), an allegorical satire of the War of the Spanish Succession. As well as introducing the figure of John Bull, who became a ... More


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