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Picking up the Pieces, 1784–1785

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume II: 1784-1797

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541539
eISBN:
9780191701238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the activities and career of British politician Edmund Burke during the period from 1784 to 1785. In the summer of 1784, Burke's career appeared to be heading to an inglorious ... More


French Leave 1763–1768

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Wilkes' sojourn in France from 1763 to 1768. Before he left, Wilkes entrusted the conduct of his affairs to Humphrey Cotes, and also took steps to avoid the danger of legal ... More


Gleams of Prosperity, 1765–1768

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

On 10 July 1765, the Marquis of Rockingham took office as First Lord of the Treasury. Burke started as his private secretary on the following day. At 35, he was finally launched on his political ... More


Present Discontents, 1768–1770

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

In 1768, Burke had a reputation as a forceful and eloquent speaker. Over the next two years he consolidated his position both within the Rockingham party and in the larger political world. In 1769, ... More


Squalls and Stagnation, 1770–1773

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

In the summer of 1770, the political world sank into torpor. The ferment raised by Wilkes and the Middlesex election, which had animated the petitioning movement and the hopes of the opposition, ... More


Waiting on Events, 1776–1779

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Unwilling to abandon the Declaratory Act, yet opposed to the use of force, the Rockingham party watched helplessly as Britain and the American colonies fought a destructive yet inconclusive war. The ... More


Paradise Lost, 1781–1784

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

With the fall of North, Rockingham returned to power in 1782. Burke was admitted to the Privy Council and became Paymaster-General of the Forces. Rockingham's death in July 1782 and his replacement ... More


Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

P. J. Marshall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

In the later eighteenth century the West Indian sugar islands were a source of conspicuous wealth for some individuals and an important addition to the resources of Great Britain. They were generally ... More


The first Rockingham ministry (1765–1766): the Stamp Act Crisis

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/9780719064289.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the regime of Lord Rockingham as British prime minister under George III. Prime Minister Rockingham was devoid of administrative experience, and had seemingly been promoted ... More


Family

Anna R. Hayes

in Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Susie Sharp's family. When Susie was born, her father was a thirty-year-old failure who had not yet reached bottom. James Merritt Sharp was the son of a Civil War veteran from ... More


Sharp & Sharp

Anna R. Hayes

in Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Susie Sharp's return to Reidsville two years later, after she left feeling that she would never make it as a lawyer, especially in a practice with her father. Susie's return ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Stamp Act

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows why the same politicians who concluded that Pitt's war was an expensive boondoggle also pushed for the taxation of the American colonies. The Stamp Act was part of their broader ... More


Introduction

Andrew Stockley

in Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896153
eISBN:
9781781380451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896153.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At the beginning of 1782, Britain was preoccupied with trying to suppress the revolt of its American colonies while waging war with France, Spain, and the Netherlands. The task of making peace and ... More


Franklin in London’s Theater of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Franklin’s decades in negotiation with Great Britain preoccupy this chapter. It takes up Franklin’s activities during the years 1757–69, examining Franklin’s life in London and the social and ... More


The Setting: The West Indian Presence in Britain

P. J. Marshall

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

Many people in later eighteenth-century Britain, varying from rich merchants and absentee planters to workers on ships or in manufactures serving the islands, had concerns with the West Indies. In ... More


The Making of the Free Ports Act

P. J. Marshall

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

Burke became involved with West Indian issues at the very beginning of his political career. The brief Rockingham administration of 1765–6 was committed to measures to improve flows of trade around ... More


The West Indies and the American Crisis

P. J. Marshall

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

The conflict between Britain and the North American colonies, which led to a worldwide war involving Britain’s European enemies, caused dire problems for the British West Indies. North America was an ... More


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