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Britain and France and the ‘Empire of the Seas’

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter reconstructs debates about foreign affairs and Britain's participation in war during the mid-18th century. It explores the ways in which the country's shifting military and international ... More


Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Robert Harris

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents a new picture of political life in mid-18th century Britain, a period of history which is poorly understood. It argues that British politics and political culture in this period ... More


Newspapers, Politics, and Public Opinion in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Hannah Barker

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207412
eISBN:
9780191677663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207412.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Historians have traditionally attributed great influence to newspapers in late eighteenth-century England. Yet in spite of the power they were supposed to wield, very ... More


Scotland: Expunging the Memory of the '45

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses politics and other developments in Scotland after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. First, the impact of the rebellion in Scotland and the ways in which different sections of ... More


Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain about the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is a study of contemporary women writers' efforts to base a reformed state ... More


Conclusion

Henry Reece

in The Army in Cromwellian England, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198200635
eISBN:
9780191746284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200635.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

The conclusion sets out to answer two questions: was the army the insurmountable obstacle to settlement that has traditionally been assumed; was a Protectorate, that rested ultimately on the power of ... More


The Elizabethan exclusion crisis and the Elizabethan polity

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

‘The Elizabethan exclusion crisis’ refers to the sustained concern of much of the ‘political nation’ in the reign of Elizabeth I to forestall the accession to the English crown of Mary Queen of ... More


The Military Presence Unchecked

Henry Reece

in The Army in Cromwellian England, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198200635
eISBN:
9780191746284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200635.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

The Protectorate had brought a diminution in the more visible and painful aspects of the military presence. After the Rump's return in May 1659 the number of soldiers in England doubled within nine ... More


Networking through Sound Establishments: How Gladstone Could Make Dissenting Sense

Clyde Binfield

in Gladstone Centenary Essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239253
eISBN:
9781846313202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239253.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the parallels between the Gladstones and the Kennedys. The name ‘Gladstone’ has become synonymous with a myth which would have disturbed patriarch Sir ... More


Gorboduc in the Political Nation

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter is the first of two that examines the complex social function of the institutional drama at the mid-Tudor Inns. Surveying a number of documents concerning the occasion, production, and ... More


Debating the Protestation

John Walter

in Covenanting Citizens: The Protestation Oath and Popular Political Culture in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199605590
eISBN:
9780191779114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605590.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the political controversy the Protestation provoked. It uses the evidence of controversies over the Protestation’s status as oath or covenant to reconstruct debates among ... More


Modernizing Heterogeneous Empire: The Russian Fundamental Laws of 1906 and the Incorporation of the Grand Duchy of Finland*

Tatiana Khripachenko

in Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723059
eISBN:
9780191789632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723059.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

The chapter considers how the Russian Fundamental Laws of 1906 introduced a new legal framework for defining the political space of the empire. Rather than a conglomerate of lands in the supreme ... More


Shliakhta

Robert Frost

in The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania: Volume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198208693
eISBN:
9780191746345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208693.003.0026
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chpater 26 analyses the development of the nobility (shliakhta) in Lithuania and Ruthenia from 1386 to the mid sixteenth century. It considers the consequences of the eclipse of the princely ... More


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