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Introduction: Land and the Resorts

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight lies in a strategic position off the south coast of England, and for centuries it was commanded by a Governor with quarters in Carisbrooke ... More


‘The Whole of This Coast Is Composed of Ruins’: Thomas Webster’s Fieldwork on the Isle of Wight

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Thomas Webster, the first ‘professional geologist’, published his earliest geological observations by commission in Sir Henry Englefield’s Description of the Isle of Wight (1816), a work concerned as ... More


Island Anomalies: The Isle of Man, Scilly, Wight, and Anglesey

David Cressy

in England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856603
eISBN:
9780191889783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856603.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the geographical conditions and jurisdictional arrangements that made English islands hard to govern. It examines the tension between concerns of central authority and insular ... More


Private Bill Legislation: Newport, West Cowes, Ryde

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with private bill legislation in the towns of Newport, West Cowes, and Ryde in the Isle of Wight. It focuses on the three Acts for Newport (1786), West Cowes (1816), and ... More


Charles I on the ‘Ile of Wait’

David Cressy

in England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856603
eISBN:
9780191889783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856603.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with the remarkable year-long imprisonment of King Charles himself on the Isle of Wight, after his defeat in the English civil war. It examines the conditions of the king’s ... More


Outline

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the various methods employed by the localities and centre of the Isle of Wight to deal with problems of town improvement and public health. Four towns — Newport, West Cowes, ... More


The Local Government Act of 1858, Adoption by Ratepayers: East Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the adoption of the Local Government Act of 1858 by ratepayers of East Cowes, Sandown, and Shanklin in the Isle of Wight. In East Cowes, the Local Government Act was adopted in ... More


The Local Government Act of 1858, Adoption in Stages: Ventnor, Newport

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the adoption of the Local Government Act of 1858 in Ventnor and Newport in the Isle of Wight. The Ventnor Commissioners picked and chose among the options made available to ... More


Introduction

David Cressy

in England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856603
eISBN:
9780191889783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856603.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The Introduction locates major islands in the seas around England and indicates how their relationships to the rest of the kingdom reflected legacies of history, jurisdictional peculiarities. ... More


History doesn’t relate: England, England

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

England, England (1998) is a fictional study around issues such as the creation of the past, the re-fashioning of an imagined national community, and in particular the telling and selling of England. ... More


Utopia and Its Discontents: From Woodstock to Message to Love

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The quintessential concert documentary, Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh, 1970) created the filmic form that most fully represented the rock festival’s utopian social aspirations. Just as the fans ... More


Tennyson’s ‘Sea Dreams’: Coastal and Fiscal Boundaries

Roger Ebbatson

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson’s ‘Sea Dreams’ (1860) offers a lyrical and dramatic re-inflection of an ill-fated investment made by the poet in the early 1840s. In this chapter, Tennyson’s poem, which frames a ... More


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