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Children

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter contains anecdotes of the children of the Clapham sect. It relates Wilberforce’s move from Clapham to Kensington Gore. It describes the childhood of Marianne Thornton and moves on to a ... More


‘Valuable Friends’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the third part of the book. It opens with a discussion of the Clapham sect. Though much of the information is gained from the letters written by the women, especially Marianne ... More


Triumph and Tragedy on the Path to Glory

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the final years of Zachary Macaulay's anti-slavery campaign. It discusses his organization of the May 1830 meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society and the involvement of his son ... More


The ‘rolling Stone’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts William Wilberforce’s later years. In 1825, against Barbara Wilberforce’s better judgement, he purchased the estate of Highwood in Middlesex and began plans to build a chapel at ... More


Macaulay and Son

Catherine Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Thomas Babington Macaulay's “History of England” was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller defining a nation's sense of self, its triumphant rise to a powerfully homogenous nation built on a global ... More


Utilitarianism, Feminism, and the Franchise

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Here, I re‐examine the sources of John Stuart Mill's feminist sympathies. After looking closely at two oft‐touted candidates—Jeremy Bentham and Harriet Taylor Mill—I conclude that neither played the ... More


Elizabeth: A Daughter’s Dilemma

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Elizabeth Wilberforce, William Wilberforce’s surviving daughter. It shows her limited life choices compared with those available to her brothers, her emotional and spiritual ... More


A Family Story: The Pains of Love and Loss

Catherine Hall

in Macaulay and Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Thomas Babington Macaulay, his imperial childhood, and his psychic formation. The patriarchal relation between father and son was clearly significant, as also were his mother ... More


Reading and Writing the Law: Macaulay in India

Michael Hancher

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0089
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

On 5 February 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay prepared a memorandum or ‘minute’ for the governor general of India, Lord William Bentinck, in which he interpreted aspects of 53 Geo. III c. 155 (1813), ... More


Four Notable Authors

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores four notable authors: Thomas Babington Macaulay, Harriet Martineau, John Stuart Mill, and Samuel Butler. Macaulay’s computer-like mind gave his writings a tone of slightly ... More


The Spirit of the Age

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Reform, that you may preserve’, Thomas Babington Macaulay urged the House of Commons in 1831. The alternative was to ‘persist in a hopeless struggle against the spirit of the age’. John Stuart Mill ... More


Afterword: English Bards and German Professors

Glenn W. Most

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter reconsiders some of the main claims of the volume by emphasizing the importance of the ancient Romans for German and British Romanticism. It then surveys some of the reasons ... More


Relapsing into Barbarism Labor, Ethnicity, and Ruin in Prospective Histories of Urban America, 1865–1906

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Edward Gibbon claims to have conceived his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in 1764 while he imagined sitting in the ruins of Rome. In his book, Gibbon expressed guarded faith in ... More


Writing the Nation: Historians and National Identities from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

Patrick Geary

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many nineteenth-century national historians, such as Alexandre Herculano, Cesare Balbo, François Guizot, Jules Michelet and Thomas Babington Macaulay, self-consciously created the deep past of their ... More


Introduction

Laura Eastlake

in Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198833031
eISBN:
9780191871351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833031.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter presents the theoretical and methodological approaches used in the book as a whole before identifying in the works of early Victorian writers like Thomas Arnold, John Stuart ... More


History and Historiography in Anglo-Ireland

Patrick R. O’Malley

in Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790419
eISBN:
9780191831669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790419.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter puts three interlinked developments of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Ireland into alignment with each other: a growing sense of Irish national identity, the rise of ... More


Challenges for the Future

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683769
eISBN:
9780199080373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the problems, criticisms, and challenges for the future of civil service in India. It highlights the need for India to shift away from the generalist administrator proposed by ... More


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