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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


Tonga

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.13
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

A centralized state was constructed in Tonga by a warrior chief of a maximal lineage. From 1845, through war, title succession, and adroit patronage of Wesleyan missionary converts, Taufa'ahau ... More


WILLIAM HERSCHEL: SURVEYING THE HEAVENS

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins by giving a brief description about William Herschel's family and his private life. It explains that despite their poverty, the Herschels were very conscious of the value of good ... More


Protagonist in Politics, 1912–20

Thanos Veremis and Helen Kardikas-katsiadakis

in Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624782
eISBN:
9780748671267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter considers Venizelos' political views. Venizelos was less devoted than Trikoupis to the principle of the superiority of parliamentary politics over all other forms of democratic ... More


Conquest 1

Alan Atkinson

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the meaning, method, and practice of conquest in Australia. It suggests that the continent and islands of Australia were claimed for the British Empire in an interlinked chain ... More


Best Laid Plans? Lloyd George and the Drink Question

Robert Duncan

in Pubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318955
eISBN:
9781781381021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318955.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter aims to detail the gathering crescendo for some form of action to be taken on the drink issue. As the war progressed, its pressures had increasing repercussions on the home front. 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


Mummers' Play and Sword Dance

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Reginald Tiddy wrote the Mummers' Play, a ‘classic’ found all over southern England and the south Midlands, and performed in the Christmas season. Several elements of it were also present in plays ... 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


The Ambiguous Triumph of Print

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter describes a kind of scribal authorship and publication which should by now be perfectly familiar. It tells of a manual where Len Smith's ideas are written. It notes that once the ... 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


Readying the Case for Trial

William A. Schabas

in The Trial of the Kaiser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833857
eISBN:
9780191872440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833857.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Lloyd George’s offer to host the trial in England was accepted by the Council of Four. But when the Prime Minister told Parliament that it would take place in London, King George V, who was the ... More


Spirited Martialists: The Highlander as Military Laborer

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Highland soldiers' experiences as a military laborer within the empire. Subjected to unfamiliar levels of discipline and punishment, the recruited Highlanders had been ... More


Connecticut Politics and American Independence

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a brief overview of Connecticut politics in the eighteenth century. After discussing Sherman's first significant publication, “A Caveat against Injustice,” it describes his rise ... More


“What Will Become of Pennsylvania?”: War, Community, and the Language of Suffering for Peace

Patrick M. Erben

in A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben.12
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Beginning with the War of Jenkins's Ear and King George's War in the 1740s, Pennsylvania's peaceful status was threatened by rising imperial tensions. This chapter argues that debates over war, ... More


The Aga Khan

James C. Nicholson

in Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141671
eISBN:
9780813142470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fourth chapter introduces Sultan Mohammed Shah, the third Aga Khan and spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims. The chapter begins with a brief history of the Aga Khans’ historical ties ... More


Don’t Take the High Road: Tartanry and its Critics

David Goldie

in From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638772
eISBN:
9780748653539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638772.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter argues that it is entirely credible that the heady collision of Sir Walter Scott, King George IV, and European Romanticism in Edinburgh in 1822 explains much about tartanry's sentimental ... More


Introduction

Perry Gauci

in William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book attempts to decipher and describe the life of William Beckford, one of the most remarkable British lives of the eighteenth century. Contemporaries were fascinated by the contrasts his ... More


Ambivalent Inclusion

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. President Roosevelt received the royals at a state dinner; before approximately three hundred guests, he joined the king in a ... More


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