Download PDF London Politics, 1713-1717 Book by Henry Horwitz Full eBook and published by [London] : London Record Society. This book was released on 1981 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guildhall Library manuscript 197 consists of the minutes of a Whig political club operating within the City of London -- Introd.
Author : Aaron Graham
Publisher : Oxford Historical Monographs
Release Date : 2015
ISBN : 0198738781
Pages : 322 pages
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Download PDF Corruption, Party, and Government in Britain, 1702-1713 Book by Aaron Graham Full eBook and published by Oxford Historical Monographs. This book was released on 2015 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corruption, Party, and Government in Britain, 1702-1713 offers an innovative and original reinterpretation of state formation in eighteenth-century Britain, reconceptualising it as a political and fundamentally partisan process. Focussing on the supply of funds to the army during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-13), it demonstrates that public officials faced multiple incompatible demands, but that political partisanship helped to prioritise them, and to hammer out settlements that embodied a version of the national interest. These decisions were then transmitted to agents in overseas through a mixture of personal incentives and partisan loyalties which built trust and turned these informal networks into instruments of public policy. However, the process of building trust and supplying funds laid officials and agents open to accusations of embezzlement, fraud and financial misappropriation. In particular, although successive financial officials ran entrepreneurial private financial ventures that enabled the army overseas to avoid dangerous financial shortfalls, they found it necessary to cover the costs and risks by receiving illegal 'gratifications' from the regiments. Reconstructing these transactions in detail, Corruption, Party, and Government in Britain, 1702-1713 demonstrates that these corrupt payments advanced the public service, and thus that 'corruption' was as much a dispute over ends as means. Ultimately, this volume demonstrates that state formation in eighteenth-century Britain was a contested process of interest aggregation, in which common partisan aims helped to negotiate compromises between various irreconcilable public priorities and private interests, within the frameworks provided by formal institutions, and then collaboratively imposed through overlapping and intersecting networks of formal and informal agents.
Download PDF Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain Book by Nicholas Rogers Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1998 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here, Professor Rogers looks at the role and character of crowds in Georgian politics and examines why the topsy-turvy interventions of the Jacobite era gave way to the more disciplined parades of Hanoverian England.
Download PDF Perry of London Book by Jacob Price Full eBook and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2010-05-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Establishment of English colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century opened new opportunities for trade. Conspicuous among the families who used these opportunities to gain mercantile and social importance was the Perry family of Devon, who created Perry and Lane, by the end of the century the most important London firm trading to the Chesapeake and other parts of North America. Jacob Price traces the family from Devon to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, the Chesapeake, New England, and London. He describes their relationships with Chesapeake society, from the Byrds and Carters to humble planters. In London, the firm's patronage gave the family high standing among fellow businessmen, a position the founder's grandson utilized to become a member of Parliament and Lord Mayor of London. In the end, the grandson's political success as an antiministerialist brought the family the enmity of the prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, and contributed to the downfall of their firm. The Perrys' story reveals the interrelatedness of social, commercial, and political history. It offers an important contribution to our understanding ofthe nature of the Chesapeake trade and the forces shaping the success and failure of English mercantile enterprise in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Download PDF British Politics in the Age of Anne Book by Geoffrey Holmes Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 1987-07-01 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Politics in the Age of Anne is a book that anyone with an interest in the period will wish to possess: completely authoritative, yet as attractive to the student and the general reader as to the specialist. The author has both revised the text and written a substantial new introduction to this edition. Geoffrey Holmes reveals how little the structure and contents of politics under Queen Anne had in common with the connexion-ridden scene of the mid-18th century, as portrayed by Namier. He depicts a period of fierce and genuine party conflict, in which society at many levels was divided by great issues of principle and policy. Through frequent and hotly-contested elections and long parliamentary campaigns both Whigs and Tories enjoyed triumphs and suffered disasters. And while struggling against one another, each had to contend with internal factions and pressure-groups, the divisive thrust of personal ambitions and the hostility of the queen to single party rule. British politics in the Age of Anne is more than a major work of analysis and a historiographical landmark. By liberal use of quotation, eye for detail, sense of atmosphere and vivid character sketches of both leading and lesser personae, Professor Holmes recreates the unique political life of the high Augustan age.
Author : H.T. Dickinson
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-01-13
ISBN : 134924659X
Pages : 346 pages
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Download PDF The Politics of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain Book by H.T. Dickinson Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-01-13 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This challenging and original study examines the most important aspects of popular political culture in eighteenth-century Britain. The first part explores the way the British people could influence existing political institutions or could exploit their existing powers, by looking at the role of the people in parliamentary elections, in a wide range of pressure groups, in their local urban communities, and in popular demonstrations. The second part shows how the British people became increasingly politicised during the eighteenth century and how they tried to shape or defend their political world.
Download PDF Edmund Curll, Bookseller Book by Paul Baines Full eBook and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-01-25 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edmund Curll was a notorious figure among the publishers of the early eighteenth century: for his boldness, his lack of scruple, his publication of work without author's consent, and his taste for erotic and scandalous publications. He was in legal trouble on several occasions for piracy and copyright infringement, unauthorised publication of the works of peers, and for seditious, blasphemous, and obscene publications. He stood in the pillory in 1728 for seditious libel. Above all, he was the constant target of the greatest poet and satirist of his age, Alexander Pope, whose work he pirated whenever he could and who responded with direct physical revenge (an emetic slipped into a drink) and persistent malign caricature. The war between Pope and Curll typifies some of the main cultural battles being waged between creativity and business. The story has normally been told from the poet's point of view, though more recently Curll has been celebrated as a kind of literary freedom-fighter; this book, the first full biography of Curll since Ralph Straus's The Unspeakable Curll (1927), seeks to give a balanced and thoroughly-researched account of Curll's career in publishing between 1706 and 1747, untangling the mistakes and misrepresentations that have accrued over the years and restoring a clear sense of perspective to Curll's dealings in the literary marketplace. It examines the full range of Curll's output, including his notable antiquarian series, and uses extensive archive material to detail Curll's legal and other troubles. For the first time, what is known about this strange, interesting, and awkward figure is authoritatively told.
Download PDF The Sense of the People Book by Kathleen Wilson Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-07-28 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates the central role of ‘people’, the empire, and the citizen in eighteenth-century English popular politics.
Author : S. D. Smith
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2006-07-20
ISBN : 113945885X
Pages : pages
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Download PDF Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic Book by S. D. Smith Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-07-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the mid-seventeenth century to the 1830s, successful gentry capitalists created an extensive business empire centered on slavery in the West Indies, but inter-linked with North America, Africa, and Europe. S. D. Smith examines the formation of this British Atlantic World from the perspective of Yorkshire aristocratic families who invested in the West Indies. At the heart of the book lies a case study of the plantation-owning Lascelles and the commercial and cultural network they created with their associates. The Lascelles exhibited high levels of business innovation and were accomplished risk-takers, overcoming daunting obstacles to make fortunes out of the New World. Dr Smith shows how the family raised themselves first to super-merchant status and then to aristocratic pre-eminence. He also explores the tragic consequences for enslaved Africans with chapters devoted to the slave populations and interracial relations. This widely researched book sheds new light on the networks and the culture of imperialism.
Download PDF City of Capital Book by Bruce G. Carruthers Full eBook and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1999-12-19 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "While many have examined how economic interests motivate political action, Bruce Carruthers explores the reverse relationship by focusing on how political interests shape a market. He sets his inquiry within the context of late Stuart England, when an active stock market emerged and when Whig and Tory parties vied for control of a newly empowered Parliament. Probing such connections between politics and markets at both institutional and individual levels, Carruthers ultimately argues that competitive markets are not inherently apolitical spheres guided by economic interest but rather ongoing creations of social actors pursuing multiple goals." -- BACK COVER.
Download PDF British Clubs and Societies 1580-1800 Book by Peter Clark Full eBook and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2000-01-06 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern freemasonry was invented in London about 1717, but was only one of a surge of British associations in the early modern era which had originated before the English Revolution. By 1800, thousands of clubs and societies had swept the country. Recruiting widely from the urban affluent classes, mainly amongst men, they traditionally involved heavy drinking, feasting, singing, and gambling. They ranged from political, religious and scientific societies, artistic and literary clubs, to sporting societies, bee keeping, and birdfancying clubs, and a myriad of other associations.
Download PDF The Atterbury Plot Book by E. Cruickshanks Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-08-18 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Walpole foiled the Atterbury Plot by preventive arrests and holding those he suspected illegally without bail or trial. When Parliament met and the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended, he used show trials, decided by votes along party lines and depending on forged evidence, to curb the Tory party, to reuinted the Whig party and to consolidate his hold on power. Rich in new material, this book unravels for the first time the scale and international dimension of a plot which posed the most serious challenge to the Hanoverian regime before the '45 rebellion.
Download PDF A Fractured Society Book by Gary Stuart De Krey Full eBook and published by Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Glorious Revolution marked the beginning of a politically turbulent quarter-century in London, as urban society became aroused and divided over such issues as the expansion of overseas trade, the scale of continental warfare, the emancipation of religious dissenters, and the widespread political involvement of a newly-informed public. This work takes a fresh look at the origins and consequences of party conflict in late Stuart London and sets city politics in a national context. De Krey also offers an in-depth analysis of the particular make-up and ideological transformation of each party.
Download PDF Politics, Religion and Society in England Book by Geoffrey Holmes Full eBook and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1986 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geoffrey Holmes's work on English history between the Exclusion Crisis and the fall of Walpole is fundamental to the understanding of the period. These essays complement rather than repeat his other work and make a well-rounded and characteristically stylish collection.
Author : Alfred H.A. Soons
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2019-12-09
ISBN : 9004351574
Pages : 241 pages
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Download PDF The 1713 Peace of Utrecht and its Enduring Effects Book by Alfred H.A. Soons Full eBook and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-12-09 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The 1713 Peace of Utrecht and its Enduring Effects,” edited by Alfred H.A. Soons, presents an interdisciplinary collection of contributions marking the occasion of the tercentenary of the Peace of Utrecht.
Author : London Record Society
Publisher : London : London Record Society
Release Date : 1990
Pages : 220 pages
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Download PDF The Overseas Trade of London Exchequer Customs Accounts, 1480-1 Book by London Record Society Full eBook and published by London : London Record Society. This book was released on 1990 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Petty custom accounts of imports to and exports from the port of London by alien and denizen merchants. Records vessels and masters and details of cargo, from documents held by The National Archives.
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