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.

The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714–1837


Author: Brendan Simms,Torsten Riotte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461877

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1809

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.

Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers


Author: Robert Eccleshall,Graham Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134662319

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 3709

The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers is a wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain's prime ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to Tony Blair. Written by some of the leading authorities on British politics this authoritative dictionary provides essential information about each premiership, including facts and analytical debate. Each entry has been written to the same formula and contains: * brief biographical information outlining career history and significant dates and events * a brief summary of the significance and peculiarities of a particular prime minister followed by a more descriptive and interpretative account of his or her political life and impact on British politics * references and further reading. The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers addresses many of the key themes to understanding the role and impact of particular prime ministers such as: the political context; party management and reform; intra-party intellectual debate; and where relevant the evolution of the office of prime minister.

The Courtiers

Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace


Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802719872

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 9477

An 18th-century portrait of the palace most recognized as an official home of several British royal family members focuses on the Hanover family during the reigns of George I and II, describing the intrigue, ostentatious fashions and politicking that marked court life. By the author of Cavalier.

William Blackstone

Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century


Author: Wilfrid R. Prest

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550298

Category: Architecture

Page: 355

View: 4108

Lawyer, politician, poet, teacher and architect, William Blackstone was a major figure in eighteenth century public life. Despite the breadth and influence of his work, Blackstone the man remains little known. This volume, Blackstone's first scholarly biography, sheds considerable light on the life, work, and society of this neglected figure.

A Royal Affair

George III and His Scandalous Siblings


Author: S. K. Tillyard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8526

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."

Letters from America, 1773-1780

being the letters of a Scots officer, Sir James Murray, to his home during the war of American independence


Author: Sir James Pulteney,Elizabeth Murray Smythe

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 90

View: 3654

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

View: 4562

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

In Association with the British Academy


Author: H. C. G. Matthew,Brian Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198614111

Category: History

Page: 61472

View: 4935

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the explorer Pytheas of the fourth century BC to modern figures (such as Malcolm Bradbury) who died up to 31 December 2000. The stories of these lives - told in substantial, authoritative, and readable articles - have been published simultaneously in 60 print volumes and online. The DNB was published in its earliest form in 1885. For this new Oxford DNB all the original lives have now been rewritten or revised. A special project, completed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London, has enabled the Oxford DNB to publish the largest ever selection of national portraiture. It is an essential work of reference which makes quite fascinating reading.