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The Union of 1707 and the War of the Spanish Succession

Christopher Storrs

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The Union of 1707 is too often thought of in narrowly British terms, even — quite understandably in Scotland — in almost exclusively Scottish terms. In fact, however, there was an important European ... More


Geostrategy, International Politics, and the Burden of War, 1688–1714

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

This chapter links the financial and strategic histories of the War of the Spanish Succession. The French acceptance of Carlos II's will, leaving the entire Spanish monarchy to the duke of Anjou, ... More


The Peace of Utrecht

Andreas Osiander

in The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, two wars shook up the European states system — the Great Northern War (1700–1721) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714). Despite the dazzling ... More


Poetic warfare 1702–1714

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins by exploring Whig perspectives on the Revolution a decade after 1688. By the end of the 1690s, it was possible to write simultaneously of the Revolution as a return to earlier ... More


Cantillon's Early Career

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon's links with the Jacobite banker, Sir Daniel Arthur, are shown. Cantillon's early career is traced showing how he worked for James Brydges, later the Duke of Chandos, the Paymaster General ... More


The True-Born Englishman and Other Satires

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On February 15, 1700, Daniel Defoe celebrated the coming of the new century by publishing a poem, The Pacificator, on the state of wit and poetry in England. The poem is actually about the politics ... More


Knowledge of Empires

John M. Dixon

in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's ideas on empire as an intellectual in New York. New York's imperial importance increased following the War of the Spanish Succession, a conflict that ... More


The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

S J Brown and Christopher Whatley (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book brings together chapters that in May 2007 were presented at a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) conference organised to mark the 300th anniversary of the Union of 1707. One of the guiding ... More


War

Joseph Hone

in Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198814078
eISBN:
9780191851728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814078.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 4 investigates how the War of the Spanish Succession was reconfigured as a War of the British Succession. During the early modern period, warfare provided a stimulus to imaginative writing. ... More


War Under Sail

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the conflicts of Britain's warships with other European powers. Britain's navy had played a critical role in defending its interests abroad from the War of the Spanish ... More


The 1680s–1720s: An Overview

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0013
Subject:
History, African History

The chapter attempts to provide a bird’s eye overview of the period in question. It details the strong rivalry between the Europeans in this period of intense slave-trading, due in part to the ... More


John Bull, Sister Peg, and Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Eighteenth Century

Alasdair Raffe

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses John Arbuthnot’s The History of John Bull (1712), an allegorical satire of the War of the Spanish Succession. As well as introducing the figure of John Bull, who became a ... More


1689–1701

Frances Harris

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The second chapter traces the friendship of Godolphin and Marlborough through the reign of William and Mary. Godolphin gains experience in working with Parliament to finance a major European war, but ... 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 Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Jaap R. Bruijn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497353
eISBN:
9781786944498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497353.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book is a reprint of Jaap R. Bruijn’s 1993 book, The Dutch Navy, which offers an English-language overview of the history of the Dutch Navy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is ... More


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