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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


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


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


A Cherokee Envoy and the Portrait That Failed

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The focus of this chapter alternates throughout from Ostenaco and his travels to the centre of London, to Reynolds’s endeavour to paint his portrait, back to Ostenaco, back to Reynolds, and then ... 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


The Hero and the Egotist 1771–72

Toby Musgrave

in The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes events after Joseph Banks's return from his three-year voyage on the HMS Endeavour. It looks into Banks's accomplished examination of the natural history of lands and the ... More


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