Lord Grenville, 1759-1834


Author: Peter Jupp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198200617
Category: History
Page: 506
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This is the first full-length biography of the man who, through a combination of industry and intellect, became one of the central figures in British politics from 1782 to 1817. Based on an extensive range of manuscript sources, the book follows Lord Grenville's stunning personal and political career as he rose in trun from Irish Secretary to Speaker of the House of Commons, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Prime Minister and finally, Opposition leader from 1807 until his retirement from party politics in 1817. Lord Grenville's outstanding political achievements during these years were many. He played a vital supportive role to his cousin, the younger Pitt, from 1783 to 1791; he was the main author of the Renunciation Act of 1783 and the Canada Act of 1791, and was a major contributor to other specific measures, including the Union of Ireland; his views on foreign affairs decidedly shaped government policy. This engrossing study illuminates Grenville's pervasive influence not only during his 35-year career but in the subsequent course of British history.

British Political Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary
Author: Keith Laybourn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070433
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 363
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Alphabetically arranged entries profile 198 people who filled the top four offices of the British state and the post of secretary of state for the colonies between 1730 and the present.

Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837

An Encyclopedia
Author: Gerald Newman,Leslie Ellen Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815303961
Category: History
Page: 871
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Special features *Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland *Comprehensive in its range of individual topics *Written in concise, clear and readable style *Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings *An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches *Offers an interesting selected chronology Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.

The Life of Adam Smith


Author: Ian Simpson Ross
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191613940
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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This new edition of The Life of Adam Smith remains the only book to give a full account of Smith's life whilst also placing his work into the context of his life and times. Updated to include new scholarship which has recently come to light, this full-scale biography of Adam Smith examines the personality, career, and social and intellectual circumstances of the Scottish moral philosopher regarded as the founder of scientific economics, whose legacy of thought - most notably about the free market and the role of the state - concerns us all. Ian Simpson Ross draws on correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of Smith's publications to fashion a lively account of Adam Smith as a man of letters, moralist, historian, and critic, as well as an economist. Supported with full scholarly apparatus for students and academics, the book also offers 20 halftone illustrations representing Smith and the world in which he lived.

Lord Selkirk

A Life
Author: J. M. Bumsted
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 0887553370
Category: History
Page: 517
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Thomas Douglas, the Fifth Earl of Selkirk (1770–1820), was a complex man of his times, whose passions left an indelible mark on Canadian history. A product of the Scottish Enlightenment and witness to the French Revolution, he dedicated his fortune and energy to the vision of a new colony at the centre of North America. His final legacy, the Red River Settlement, led to the eventual end of the dominance of the fur trade and began the demographic and social transformation of western Canada. The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk. Bumsted’s passionate prose and thoughtful analysis illuminate not only the man, but also the political and economic realities of the British empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. He analyzes Selkirk’s position within these realities, showing how his paternalistic attitudes informed his “social experiments” in colonization and translated into unpredictable, and often tragic, outcomes. Bumsted also provides extensive detail on the complexities of colonization, the Scottish Enlightenment, Scottish peerage, the fur trade, the Red River settlement, and early British-Canadian politics.

Selected Correspondence


Author: Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401142831
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 414
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In her letters Mme de Staël provides a panoramic historical outlook of the European literary, cultural and political scene between 1789 and 1817, i.e. the Revolution, the Napoleonic era and the Restoration. This edition, as its French original, includes rare contemporary illustrations never published before in this connection. For this book there is no specific level of readership.

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914


Author: Chris Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240341
Category: History
Page: 368
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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815–1914 is an accessible and indispensable compendium of essential information on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an extensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical information and nearly two hundred biographies of key figures, this clear and concise book provides a comprehensive guide to modern British history from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the First World War. As well as the key areas of political, economic and social development of the era, this book also covers the increasingly emergent themes of sexuality, leisure, gender and the environment, exploring in detail the following aspects of the nineteenth century: parliamentary and political reform chartism, radicalism and popular protest the Irish Question the rise of Imperialism the regulation of sexuality and vice the development of organised sport and leisure the rise of consumer society. This book is an ideal reference resource for students and teachers alike.

ANSW TO LORD GRENVILLES LETTER


Author: Fingalian,William Wyndham 1759-1834 Grenville
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781360352855
Category: History
Page: 30
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Nelson

Britannia's God of War
Author: Andrew Lambert
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265707
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
View: 1927

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'Fascinating . . . Shot through with fresh insights . . . No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive.' Observer Nelson is a thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen. It explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced transformed the art of conflict, and enabled his country to survive the challenge of total war and international isolation. In Nelson, Andrew Lambert - described by David Cannadine as 'the outstanding British naval historian of his generation' - is able to offer new insights into the individual quality which led Byron rightly to celebrate Nelson's genius as 'Britannia's God of War'. He demonstrates how Admiral Nelson elevated the business of naval warfare to the level of the sublime. Nelson's unique gift was to take that which other commanders found complex, and reduce it to simplicity. Where his predecessors and opponents saw a particular battle as an end in itself, Nelson was always a step ahead - even in the midst of terrifying, close-quarters action, with officers and men struck down all around him. 'Excellent . . . Worthy of the stirring events [it celebrates].' Independent

Gesammelte Schriften


Author: Wilhelm Humboldt (Freiherr von),Albert Leitzmann,Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Albion


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.

Lord Granville Leveson Gower (first Earl Granville)

Private Correspondence, 1781-1821
Author: Granville Leveson-Gower Granville (1st earl, 1773-1846.),Henrietta Frances Spencer Ponsonby Countess of Bessborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Facts about the British prime ministers

a compilation of biographical and historical information
Author: Dermot J. T. Englefield,Janet Seaton,Isobel White
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 439
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Madame de Stael


Author: Maria Fairweather
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472113306
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 1935

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The influence of the salons of Paris on the thought and culture of the eighteenth century would be difficult to overstate. They were both intellectual powerhouses and also assemblies where the latest and most extreme fashion was displayed. 'Young gallants...wearing silk waistcoats embroidered with Chinese pagodas, making love to ladies reclining negligently against the cushions...or accepting small cups of chocolate from the hands of Negro pages', thus Harold Nicolson describes the drawings of the time in his book "The Age of Reason". These meeting places for the vanguard of society were presided over by a succession of brilliantly clever women, the salonieres, and the most brilliant and clever of all of them was Madame de Stael. Although she died at the age of 51 she filled her life to the brim, and enjoyed a hugely influential role among the great names of the day. Born Germaine Necker, in Paris on 22 April 1766, her father was a powerful banker and her mother a Swiss pastor's daughter who never got over her good fortune in marrying a rich man. In 1786 Germaine was married to a secretary in the Swedish embassy called de Stael, but although she thought him 'a perfect gentleman' she also found him dull and clumsy. She began to take lovers - the Vicomte de Narbonne and possibly Talleyrand - and then Benjamin Constant, in whom she at last met her intellectual equal. In 1806 her novel "Delphine" was published. It was an instant success and praised by Goethe and Byron, among others. Her salon thronged with glittering visitors including The Tsar, Talleyrand,and Wellington. Maria Fairweather gives an entrancing account of this vanished world, so merciless to outsiders, but for those of the inner circle incomparably glamorous and exciting.