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Statutory Theatre Censorship, 1737–1892

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an account of the historical and theatrical context of the 1730s, emphasizing in particular Henry Fielding's satirical attacks on Walpole and George II. It explains why ... More


Character and Concerns

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/9780859898072.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

As king of Britain, George II was known for being testy and over-sensitive. He was a very open character, more prone to outbursts than to dissimulation, and had a tendency to harbour grudges. He ... 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


The Role of Monarchy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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/9780859898072.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at George II, who ruled from 1727 to 1760 as the second of the Hanoverian dynasty to hold the British throne, against the background of the development of the British monarchy. It ... More


Last Years 1754–60

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/9780859898072.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In 1754, George II was already old by the standard of contemporary European monarchs, particularly Louis XV of France. Yet he continued to play an active role in ceremonial and social events and ... 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


The Rule of the Pelhams? 1746–1754

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/9780859898072.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The failure of Bath and Granville brought disappointment to George II as the ministers who had triumphed maintained control until March 1754, when Henry Pelham died unexpectedly. Throughout this ... 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


‘The Patron of Mankind’: Geopolitics and Colonial Nationalism

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the impact of geopolitical thinking on colonial conceptions of nationality. Paying particular attention to the influential parties that gathered around the Livingston family in ... 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


Court, Courtship and Domestic Virtue

Marilyn Morris

in Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300208450
eISBN:
9780300210477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208450.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes conventional ways domesticity and anti-domesticity functioned in political circles during the eighteenth century. Friendship and female sociability kept communication lines ... 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


Conclusions

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/9780859898072.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Although her never visited Scotland, George II still became a major player in its reconciliation within a non-Stuart Britain. This was a matter of patronage, rather than legislation, and led to a key ... More


The King's Realm

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/9780859898072.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of the kingdom that George II inherited following the end of George I's reign. More specifically, it discusses commerce, health, religion, society, culture, economy, ... More


Georgia Dawn

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/9780813034683.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter highlights the uniqueness of the establishment of colonial Georgia compared to other English colonies. It was first undertaken as a philanthropic enterprise to create a place where the ... More


A Wider War and Deeper Discord

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/9780813034683.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter sheds light on the period when King George II declared war on France in 1744. The focus of the campaigns fought elsewhere shifted from the south to the west and the southeast became more ... More


The New Toryism and the Imperial Reaction at the Accession of George III

James M. Vaughn

in The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the conservative reaction to the emergence of radical Whiggism in the 1750s and 1760s —termed the New Toryism—that developed during the 1760s and early 1770s. What was the ... More


Catastrophe in an Age of Enlightenment

Cynthia A. Kierner

in Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652511
eISBN:
9781469652535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652511.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The greatest European calamity of the eighteenth century, the 1755 Lisbon earthquake is often called the “first modern disaster” in part because of the vigorously rational inquiry into its causes, ... More


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