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Delarivier Manley's Public Representations

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1714, when she pretended to renounce politics as ‘not the business of a Woman’, Delarivier Manley was a recognized force as a political writer. In 1709, she was arrested for The New Atalantis, ... More


Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

John Habakkuk

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Until the later 19th century the great landlords and the gentry were the central element in the social and political life of the country, and even as late as 1940, in the supreme crisis of English ... More


A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Frances Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was a woman with a ‘passion for government:’ a compulsion to wield power not only in her own family but in public affairs as well. She was the favourite of Queen Anne, ... More


Churchill and the Pitfalls of Family Piety

David Cannadine

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill was in many ways a quintessential patrician. Throughout his life, he regarded the Duke of Marlborough as the head of his family, and as the bearer of the greatest name in the land. ... More


Harley and Abigail 1706–1707

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Because of his campaign at advocating a lasting peace, Marlborough found himself more often than not away from Sarah despite all his attempts at seeking retirement. He however realized that his ... More


‘Maynwaring’s Key’ 1710

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While Marlborough's plan for forcing Louis XIV to provide peace terms to the Allies failed, the Cabinet colleagues of the Duke discouraged Marlborough's plans at pushing through with his resignation ... More


Head of the Family 1722–1725

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Through reading the will, the claims that Henrietta and her supporters had posed against Sarah that asserted how she was able to convince Marlborough to do away with the settlement for his eldest ... More


The Patriots’ Prophetess 1736–1741

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Although Sarah had declared several times earlier that she would be nearing her death because of her old age, disputes that came about with her grandchildren seemed to have persisted. Because nothing ... More


Introduction

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, began during the period when monarchy was restored after the second Jacobite rebellion ended a rather unstable commonwealth regime, the Duchess believed ... More


The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Frances Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The book tells the story of the ‘glories of the age of Anne’: the union of England and Scotland to form Great Britain and its establishment, through the victories of the War of the Spanish ... More


The Commissioner

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/9780813033136.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the career of Samuel Hood as commissioner at Portsmouth. It discusses Hood's appointment to be in command of several ships including Royal William, Marlborough and Courageux. It ... More


Marlborough's America

Stephen Saunders Webb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Scholars of British America generally conclude that the early eighteenth-century Anglo-American empire was commercial in economics, liberal in politics, and parochial in policy, somnambulant in an ... More


‘A Fragile Flower’: Britain and the Headship of the Commonwealth

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter considers the implications of the role of Head of the Commonwealth. It traces how it changed from being a purely symbolic role to one with quasi-ceremonial functions. It suggests that the ... More


Envoy: “The Sunshine Day”

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

On March 8, 1702, Princess Anne of Denmark, younger daughter of the exiled King James II, was proclaimed queen of England after King William III died. She vowed to protect the Protestant succession ... More


Grand Designs

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

On February 20, 1703, tragedy struck the duke of Marlborough and his wife when their only surviving son and heir died of smallpox at age seventeen. After just five days of mourning, however, ... More


The March to the Danube

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

John Churchill, the duke of Marlborough, began his military campaign on April 9, 1704, by crossing the English Channel. He was determined to preserve English national independence, make England's ... More


Blenheim

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

As the duke of Marlborough and his men burned Bavaria, Marshall Camile d'Hostun Tallard and his French troops marched down the Danube and reached the vicinity of Ulm by July 29, 1704. The roads to ... More


Greater Britain

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

For their successful campaign of 1705, Queen Anne granted the duke of Marlborough and his heirs the royal manor of Woodstock and ordered Sir John Vanbrugh to build there “the Castle of Blenheim,” ... More


Ramillies and Union

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The duke of Marlborough's imperial vision had grown to include both Europe and the Americas. In the spring of 1706, he saved Savoy, and thus Italy, from France. His British troops moved south and ... More


Oudenarde

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1708, the duke of Marlborough proved the truth of the axiom that the best defense is a good attack, both in politics and in war. He launched an offensive against tory critics and jacobite invaders ... More


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