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The Stick and the Carrot: British Policy in 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/9780198201427.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

America presented a double problem to British Prime Minister Lord North's government at the beginning of 1775. On the need to recover control of Massachusetts, there was unanimity within the ... More


The Sword and the Olive Branch: British Policy, November 1775–May 1776

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/9780198201427.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The appointment of Lord George Germain as American Secretary injected a sense of vigour into the conduct of the war. Having done what he deemed necessary to ensure an adequate supply of soldiers for ... 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


Revision and Sociability: The 1607 Entertainment at Theobalds

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Entertainment at Theobalds, written by Ben Jonson and performed before King James in 1607. The occasion of the entertainment was Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury's gift of ... More


The Challenge of Congress: September–December 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The government of British Prime Minister Lord North would take no further policy decisions on America until information arrived concerning both the reception in Massachusetts of the Intolerable Acts, ... More


The Outbreak of War: March–July 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/9780198201427.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the early weeks of 1775, there were reports that British Prime Minister Lord North had decided not to dispatch any more soldiers to America, and that repeal of the Intolerable Acts could be ... More


Johnson and Politics

John Cannon

in Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204527
eISBN:
9780191676321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204527.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Johnson's attitude was more secular, dispassionate, and utilitarian, and certainly did not rule out very sharp comments on individual monarchs. The publication of the Dictionary on 15 April 1755 ... More


The Problem of Quebec: May–June 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Quebec Act of 1774 was long in gestation, the subject of a decade-long consideration by successive ministries. It was not hastily devised as an expedient to prevent the French Catholic ... More


Britain and America in 1773

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/9780198201427.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Benjamin Franklin's comment of July 7, 1773, made when he was still in London, showed little anticipation of the dramatic events of the next three years; and yet there is a hint of how British ... More


The Control of Massachusetts: March–May 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Britain's direct ministerial response to the Boston Tea Party was the closure of Boston harbour and an intention to punish its perpetrators. But that event also occasioned the implementation of ... More


The Coercion of Boston: March 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Britain's ministerial policy on America remained a well-guarded secret, and when the House of Commons assembled on March 14, 1774 most MPs were not aware of what would be proposed. Prime Minister ... More


A Policy for America: January–March 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Massachusetts was the focus of political attention in Britain long before news of the Boston Tea Party reached London on January 19, 1774. Much interest was taken in the Hutchinson Letters episode, ... More


Confrontation: May–September 1774

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/9780198201427.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The British legislation of 1774 united an America divided by the Boston Tea Party. The policy it embodied has often been condemned as foolish by historians blessed with the wisdom ... More


George III, Lord North and the defeat of ‘faction’ (1770)

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/9780719064289.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses political events in Great Britain during the final year of the first decade of George III's regime. In 1970, the King's opponents pitted the power of the House of Commons ... More


Independence: April–July 1776

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/9780198201427.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In Britain after Easter 1776, Prime Minister Lord North's administration had no further political decisions to make on America. Neither the coercion of armed force nor the conciliation of the Peace ... More


Where Character is Power

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Aristotle's insight that the speaker's character (ethos) ‘is almost, so to speak, the most authoritative form of persuasion', this chapter looks at the various manifestations and uses ... More


The Chatham ministry II. Grafton as caretaker (1767–1768): political re-alignments

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/9780719064289.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the political realignments in Great Britain from 1767–1768. When Lord Chatham fell ill in 1767, the Duke of Grafton took over the government, but formally became prime minister ... More


Tea Party in Boston

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/9780198201427.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

British government policy for America in 1774 was to be based on the premiss that Boston was the centre of resistance to the tea duty. Punitive action was initiated against that port, and other ... More


Rebellion and Treason

Amanda L. Tyler

in Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199856664
eISBN:
9780199366668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199856664.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

During the American Revolution, the treatment of the American “rebels” fighting for independence posed a series of difficult questions about the reach and framework of British law. The centerpiece of ... More


The Chesapeake: The Battle Joined

Colin Pengelly

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the defeat of the British Royal Navy at the Battle of the Chesapeake. It provides a brief background on the professional careers of the commanders of the opposing navies, Thomas ... More


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