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11 edition of Great Britain since 1688 found in the catalog.

Great Britain since 1688

a modern history.

by K. B. Smellie

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain -- History -- Modern period, 1485-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliography.

      SeriesThe University of Michigan history of the modern world
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA470 .S58
      The Physical Object
      Pagination462 p.
      Number of Pages462
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5851849M
      LC Control Number62012161

      You should also mine the bibliographies of the books you find in Bobst to identify more works, but also to identify relevant primary sources such as newspapers, archival and manuscript collections and published works such as diaries, memoirs, etc. Lord Oxford, who had already in offered the Pretender his services, directed the Swedish Plot from the Tower. Richard is released from captivity. The subsequent contests were rather a struggle for power than the settled animosity of two parties, though the body of Opposition still called itself Whig, an appellation rather dropped than disclaimed by the Court; and though the real Tories still adhered to their own distinctions while they secretly favoured, sometimes opposed, the Court, and fluctuated accordingly as they esteemed particular chiefs not of their connection or had the more agreeable opportunity of distressing those who supported the cause of freedom.

      His right to do so was not challenged, but Farmer was ineligible under the college statutes, and John Hough was elected instead. Dutch public opinion also began to move in that direction, largely due to the October expulsion of French Protestants or Huguenotswhich sent an estimatedinto exile. Buen provecho. They are betrayed and arrested.

      Some other Tories were offered places, but that serving for Jacobite counties "could not hazard a new election and therefore decline[d] the acceptance of them". Smellie does not try the reader's patience with long factual recitations, but rather gives the reader a comprehensive background which he can apply to his understanding of the modern world. In his study of the debates in Parliament for —, P. Supporters of the Dukes of York and Lancaster take sides. Although his English supporters considered a token force sufficient, William assembled a force of transport ships and 14, men, nearly half of the 30, strong Dutch States Army. The conspirators intended to abandon the rising they had planned for the West Country, but the Scots forced their hand by unilaterally raising the Pretender's standard.


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Great Britain since 1688 book

The invitation declared: We have great reason to believe, we shall be every day in a worse condition than we are, and less able to defend ourselves, and therefore we do earnestly wish we might be so happy as to find a remedy before it be too late for us to contribute to our own deliverance Storming of the Bastille.

The proscription on the employment of Tories in government offices ended, which resulted in the Tories dividing into several factions and ceasing to function as a coherent political party. InSunderland advised the King to admit leading Tories into government, thereby dividing them and ending their hopes for revenge by looking for support from abroad.

Clark similarly argues that "[t]he history of the Tory party in parliament between the early s and the late s may be simply written: it did not exist". It is less extreme than its predecessors - Elizabeth founds Westminster School - Hawkins and Drake make first slave-trading voyage to America.

The Whig factions became, in effect, distinct parties such as the Grenvillites and the Bedforditesall of whom claimed the Whig mantle, while the material distinction in politics was between the "King's Friends" who supported the newly activist role of George III in government, and those who opposed the king.

A series of disasters in the late s and s discredited Charles II's governments, and powerful political interests including some who had been identified with the Parliamentary side in the Civil War began to agitate for a greater role of Parliament in government, coupled with more tolerance for Protestant dissenters.

They are captured on the way to France and imprisoned in the Tower of London. His son, George, becomes heir to the throne. William would not invade England without assurances of English support, and so in April, he asked for a formal invitation to be issued by a group of leading English statesmen.

It is their invitation to James II's nephew, William of Orange, his acceptance of the proffered crown, and the laws made by William and parliament after that constituted the basic theme of the "bloodless revolution.

Using these library subject headings in the catalogue will give you a number of other published works, but also -- and importantly -- similar books published since the Guide to Historical Literature.

He alleges a Catholic plot to murder the King and restore Catholicism. To this William consented as it would purify his army of Jacobite elements. A census was not possible until because it was believed that it might incur divine displeasure, destroy the liberties of freemen, and give comfort and military secrets to her enemies.

The Wars of the Roses are ended. The Despensers are both put to death. It exhibits none of the complexities of the rebellion of or of the French Revolution a century later, for it consists mainly of one movement: the peaceful accession of the House of Orange.

A vital part of her life was on the ocean wave, but while every Englishman had seen a sheep, many had never seen the sea.

National Portrait Gallery, London Despite his Catholicism, when James became king in his position seemed secure, as demonstrated by the rapid defeat of the Argyll and Monmouth Rebellions ; less than four years later, he was forced into exile.

Although the age of statistics was in embryo -- for Petty was its parent, and Charles Davenant applied statistical methods in his studies of the balance of trade, and John Gaunt examined bills of mortality in his study of the expectation of life in London -- England was still agrarian and pastoral in her way of life.

Bolingbroke returns from exile to claim his inheritance and seizes the throne. His early ministry was largely Tory, but gradually the government came to be dominated by the so-called Junto Whigs.

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Jan 03,  · This guide is intended to help people doing research in the history of Great Britain since Once you have selected a topic and discussed it with Author: Andrew H. Lee. A History of England, Volume 2 ( to the Present), focuses on the key events and themes of English history since Topics include Britain's emergence as a great power in the 18 th century, the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, and the economic crisis of the s.

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