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Ireland's Incorporation: An Ireland's Incorporation: An ‘Excusable Mistake’?

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The motives of the pro- and anti-Union forces in Ireland in the years leading to 1800 are analysed. As in Scotland in 1707 they were mixed, but trade, security, and material interests all played a ... More


1707 and 1800: a Treaty (Mostly) Honoured and a Treaty Broken

Iain Mclean and Alistair Mcmillan

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Union of England and Scotland 1707: Darien; succession crisis; trading issues; nature of the treaty. Church establishment in both countries. Union of Great Britain and Ireland 1800–1: United Irishmen ... More


The Appointment and Dismissal of Ministries

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the controversies between George III and the factions, which centred on the appointment and dismissal of ministers. The question of ministerial responsibility had never been ... More


The King and the Cabinet

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the relationship between George III and his ministers during their tenure of office. It also addresses the debate on collective responsibility of the ministers and whether the ... More


The British Way

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the great Händel Commemoration and how it exemplified the consolidation of a national culture of great power and durability. This posthumous apotheosis reveals a good deal ... More


George III and the Parties

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the attempts made by George III to regain and exercise the leadership of his country and the growth of a number of oppositions from his adversaries. It highlights the political ... More


King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Richard Pares

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study of British politics from 1760 to 1832 deals with the reasons why people went into politics, the functions of party and patronage and the balance of power between King, Lords, and Commons. ... More


Rebellion: July–November 1775

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

News of the encounter between British troops and American rebels at Bunker Hill reached London on July 25, 1775. General Thomas Gage claimed success, noting ‘the superiority of the King's troops, ... More


Constitutional Crisis, 1782–1784

L. G. Mitchell

in Charles James Fox

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The constitutional crisis of 1782–4 was the determining experience in Fox's political career. It would become the terms of reference against which future decisions were taken. Fox was personally ... More


King, Lords, and Commons

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the conflict of the distribution of power between the king and the two houses of parliament, the Lords and Commons. This was the main constitutional theme of George III's ... More


The Decline of Personal Monarchy

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the decline of personal monarchy, which was in part a personal decline. George III himself was decaying after his attack of madness in 1788. His continued interference with ... More


Conclusion

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Politics in Britain during the mid-18th century was one of considerable depth and significance, as well as much uncertainty. Political stability did not mean tranquility, or an absence of ... More


Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, ‘Rosa Matilda’, and Jane Austen in 1811

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Rosa Matilda’ and Jane Austen come together in their demonstration of the extent to which the story of a woman's ‘madness from love’ had become not merely conventional but unavoidably so. The attack ... More


Pastoral Politics

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter turns to the contentious question of Burns and politics. Eschewing vague speculation about the poet's ‘radicalism’, it focuses on his social and political attitudes as expressed in his ... More


Dangerous Speech from Hanoverian to Modern England

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the loosening of restraints on political conversation in the 18th century, and renewed assaults on seditious speech in the later Hanoverian period amidst calls for reform and ... More


Whigs out of Place, 1810–1830

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the failed attempts of Grey and Grenville to bring the Whig Party into office. George III relapsed into mental illness in the autumn of 1810. Grey still hoped that the Prince ... More


Conclusion: factions or parties?

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/9780719064289.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the first decade of George III's reign as King of Great Britain. The ministry at George III's ascension was a coalition of all the Whig groups, ... More


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 Chatham ministry I. The year of Charles Townshend (1766–1767): India 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/9780719064289.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the regime of William Pitt as British prime minister, who was designated by George III as the First Earl of Chatham. Pitt was disposed to retain those office-holders who ... More


New Principles and Old Failings, 1784–1789

L. G. Mitchell

in Charles James Fox

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The feverish politics of 1782–4 ended, for Fox, in public and sensational defeat. Their impact and influence cast long shadows, and for Fox they were a formative experience. Defeat reinforced in Fox ... More


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