Letters from George III to Lord Bute, 1756-1766


Author: George III (King of Great Britain),John Stuart Earl of Bute,Romney Sedgwick

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313230394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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This book contains letters written to Lord Bute by George III, as Prince of Wales and as King, between May 1756 and July 1766. These letters afford an opportunity for tracing the origin of the mythology that has grown up around George III.

Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers


Author: Robert Eccleshall,Robert R. Eccleshall,Graham S. Walker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415108300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

View: 5060

A wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain's prime ministers.

Queenship in Britain, 1660-1837

Royal Patronage, Court Culture, and Dynastic Politics


Author: Clarissa Campbell Orr

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057694

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 8220

This collection of essays looks at how Queens, Princesses of Wales, and royal daughters used their powers of patronage, and operated within the confines of royal family politics, between 1660-1837. This is a pioneering assessment of a neglected area, uniting new approaches offered by gender history and court studies, discussed in a substantial introduction.

George III

King and politicians 1760-1770


Author: Peter D. G. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847790569

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3792

The eighteenth-century was long deemed 'the classical age of the constitution' in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution o. This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier who argued in 1929 that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher and that Parliament was an administration comprising of factions and opposition. George III was a high-profile and well-known character in British history whose policies have often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies, around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: was he seeking to restore royal power, or merely excercising his constitutional rights?. The first chronological survey of the first ten years of George III's reign through power politics and policy-making.

The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714–1837


Author: Brendan Simms,Torsten Riotte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461877

Category: History

Page: N.A

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For more than 120 years (1714–1837) Great Britain was linked to the German Electorate, later Kingdom, of Hanover through Personal Union. This made Britain a continental European state in many respects, and diluted her sense of insular apartness. The geopolitical focus of Britain was now as much on Germany, on the Elbe and the Weser as it was on the Channel or overseas. At the same time, the Hanoverian connection was a major and highly controversial factor in British high politics and popular political debate. This volume was the first systematically to explore the subject by a team of experts drawn from the UK, US and Germany. They integrate the burgeoning specialist literature on aspects of the Personal Union into the broader history of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Never before had the impact of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the public sphere, been so thoroughly investigated.

A Royal Affair

George III and His Scandalous Siblings


Author: S. K. Tillyard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2179

Compulsively readable, this is the dramatic scandal-ridden tale of a family trapped between the stiff protocols of royalty and their own desires--an unforgettable glimpse of the birth of celebrity culture and the enduring plight of "the royals."

The South Atlantic Quarterly


Author: John Spencer Bassett,Edwin Mims,William Henry Glasson,William Preston Few,William Kenneth Boyd,William Hane Wannamaker

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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'The people above'

politics and administration in mid-eighteenth-century Scotland


Author: Alexander Murdoch

Publisher: John Donald


Category: History

Page: 199

View: 1511