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The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


The Sovereign and the Commonwealth

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The sovereign's relationship with the Commonwealth derives from Britain's imperial history. For, nearly all of the members of the Commonwealth are formerly dependent territories of the Empire, which ... More


Friend or Foe? The US Invades Grenada

Sally-Ann Treharne

in Reagan and Thatcher's Special Relationship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748686063
eISBN:
9781474412483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686063.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US-led invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada at the alleged behest of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) on 25 October 1983 had a profound negative impact upon the ... More


The Governor-General’s Agent

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Sir Robert is singled out to be Agent to the Governor-General in the Central Provinces, gaining an intimate knowledge of the area through his annual winter tours and establishing a good rapport with ... More


The Crown, Prime Minister and Government

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the earliest Westminster Model constitutions that took unambiguously monarchical forms, namely those of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It talks about the power ... More


Musical Life in Helsinki (1880–1905): A Context for Sibelius’s Violin Concerto

Tina K. Ramnarine

in Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190611538
eISBN:
9780190611576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611538.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on musical and political life in Helsinki from 1880 to 1905, considering the importance of both the educator Martin Wegelius and the composer-conductor Robert Kajanus to the ... More


The Feringhees in Trouble

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

As accounts of the mutinies and massacres reach him, Sir Robert reluctantly sets sail for Calcutta. He enters into discussions with Lord Canning, who asks him to draw up a plan for the recovery of ... More


A New Governor-General

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Sir Robert’s belief in the value of the independent states which relieved the British of the burden of administering the entire country is shaken by the appointment of Lord Dalhousie as the new ... More


Sir Robert and The Rani of Jhansi

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Among those whose right to rule is questioned under the Doctrine of Lapse is the legendary Rani of Jhansi who is acting as Regent, the adopted heir, Damodar, being still a child. Threatened with ... More


Mounting Unrest

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter outlines the growing fears caused by Dalhousie’s annexation policy, as well as the growing alarm throughout the country aroused by suspected British threats to religious and other ... More


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