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The Grenville ministry (1763–1765): Wilkes and America

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/9780719064289.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the tenure of George Grenville as British prime minister under George III. It discusses speculations regarding the resignation of Grenville's predecessor and suggests that the ... More


The Failure of the Old System,1763–1765

H. M. Scott

in British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201953
eISBN:
9780191675096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The signing of the treaty in February 1763 formally marked the conclusion of the Seven Years War experienced by Britain and as such, foreign policy, along with military policy and diplomacy, no ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Stamp Act

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows why the same politicians who concluded that Pitt's war was an expensive boondoggle also pushed for the taxation of the American colonies. The Stamp Act was part of their broader ... More


Fictitious Tribunals

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/9780199581092.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This is the first of three chapters dealing with the publication of parliamentary speeches, which remained unauthorized throughout the eighteenth century, and with their reception by readers outside ... More


Grenville’s Innovation

Richard Archer

in As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Sugar Act, a revenue-raising piece of legislation proposed by Prime Minister George Grenville and passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764, and its impact ... More


The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726071
eISBN:
9781501726088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted from 1761 through 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom ... More


On the Brink

Richard Archer

in As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Stamp Act, a piece of legislation passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1765 to impose a direct tax on British colonies. It examines how the colonies' challenges to ... More


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