Author: George III (King of Great Britain),John Stuart Earl of Bute,Romney Sedgwick
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Robert Eccleshall,Robert R. Eccleshall,Graham S. Walker
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain's prime ministers.
Royal Patronage, Court Culture, and Dynastic Politics
Author: Clarissa Campbell Orr
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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.
King and politicians 1760-1770
Author: Peter D. G. Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Author: Brendan Simms,Torsten Riotte
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
George III and His Scandalous Siblings
Author: S. K. Tillyard
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
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."
In Association with the British Academy
Author: H. C. G. Matthew,Brian Harrison
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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.