George III

An Essay in Monarchy

Author: G. Ditchfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599435

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 4484


This book is a political study of the reign of George III which draws upon unpublished sources and takes account of recent research to present a rounded appreciation of one of the most important and controversial themes in British history. It examines the historical reputation of George III, his role as a European figure and his religious convictions, and offers a discussion of the domestic and imperial policies with which he was associated.

The Younger Pitt

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899636

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 4508


First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950

Essays in Honour of Michael Duffy

Author: Richard Harding,Helen Doe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836955

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 5535


Considers naval leadership and management very widely, moving beyond a focus on leading admirals.

Statesmen in Caricature

The Great Rivalry of Fox and Pitt the Younger in the Age of the Political Cartoon

Author: N. G. Howe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786736713

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 1509


The years 1780 to 1820 have long been seen as the Golden Age of the English satirical print. This period witnessed a number of changes in style which had far-reaching consequences, including an increase in the effectiveness of the caricature as visual propaganda. William Pitt the Younger and Charles James Fox were the leading politicians of the age, continuing a family rivalry begun by their fathers. They were amongst the most caricatured men of their time and became emblems of the two sides of the political debate whilst gathering personal followings, based upon personality rather than filial or political patronage. Fox and Pitt the Younger came to represent a more modern notion of the party leader, in an age before formalized political parties and structures. Neil Howe here shows how `stock images' came to the fore and examines the central role they played within the visual representation of politicians during the late-eighteenth century. His book also chronicles how the biggest political rivalry of the age played out within contemporary caricature, from the emergence of Fox and Pitt as big political beasts in the wake of the American Revolution, though the East India Bill Crisis; Regency Crisis and French Revolution to the death of both men in 1806.

The elder Pitt

Author: Marie Peters

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 3442


William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-78), was the leading figure in mid-eighteenth-century British politics. He captured the imagination of contemporaries and posterity alike by the spectacular victories over which he presided in the Seven Years War - the series of conflicts (1756-63) that brought Britain to unprecedented imperial power. His career links the political world of the early Hanoverians, dominated by Sir Robert Walpole, with the very different worlds of Lord North and Chatham's brilliant son, William Pitt the Younger, at the time of the American and French Revolutions. This addition to the Profiles series not only reassesses Pitt's career in its full political context, with many fresh and rewarding insights for the specialist, but also provides an introduction to the entire period for students and general readers. Through Pitt, Marie Peters is able to illuminate the other important actors on the political stage, and introduce (in ways designed to encourage further investigation) the characteristics and preoccupations of the world in which they moved. These include the roles of monarch, ministers, parliaments and parties; the issues of foreign and imperial policy; ideology and modes of political argument; and the impact of popular politics. He is not an easy subject for the modern historian or the modern reader. Marie Peters rises to the challenge with a cool, independent-minded and convincing reappraisal of this ambitious, charismatic and tormented man. Based on a comprehensive range of primary sources, her study raises doubts about the real substance of his achievements, while sympathetically acknowledging (and explaining) the heroic stature accorded to him by many, if not all, of his contemporaries.

The Eighteenth Century

A Current Bibliography for 2002

Author: Jim Springer Borck,Kevin L Cope,Robert C Leitz

Publisher: AMS Press

ISBN: 9780404622305

Category: Reference

Page: 908

View: 9017


The Elements of Power

Lessons on Leadership and Influence

Author: Terry Bacon

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814415121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1157


What do a person’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction have in common? Or his or her role resources, information, network, and reputation? Each is a key to either personal or organizational power, and together they open the complex combination lock on the door of true leadership and irresistible influence. The Elements of Power combines the latest research on the nature of power all over the world with a handy self-assessment and invaluable insight into: • How power works in organizations • How people use and lose power • The relationship between power and leadership • What makes famous people powerful—or what diminishes their power • Sources of power and how to build each one • Leading and influencing others more effectively Complete with “Portraits in Power” examining key business figures and world leaders alike, the full effect is an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power, including the most valuable of all: the power of will.

Reader's Guide to British History

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers


Category: Great Britain

Page: 1620

View: 6335


"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Variety Power Players 2000

Movers and Shakers, Power Brokers and Career Makers in Hollywood

Author: Chris Petrikin,Andrew Hindes,Dan Cox

Publisher: Perigee


Category: Reference

Page: 245

View: 1467


The Variety guide to the most powerful people in Hollywood reveals the list of top "power players" in Tinseltown, advice on how to contact the right people, and a complete list of the industries main guilds. Original.

Catherine the Great

Author: Simon M. Dixon

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582098039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 7337


Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role of the "great individual" in history.


Author: Beryl Williams

Publisher: Pearson Education


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 7639


Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as cultural revolution, foreign policy and expansion. As well as being an examination of Lenin's life and work, this is an up-to-date evaluation of recent historiographical debates and literature in the context of the period.


Author: Sebastian Balfour

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582437470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 5653


In this important introduction to the career of an enigmatic leader, Sebastian Balfour traces Fidel Castro's path to power, from student leader to head of state. Taking account of recent world developments, he analyses the historical conditions that enabled Castro to sieze and maintain power

The Gwent County History: The making of Monmouthshire, 1536-1780

Author: Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green,Ralph Alan Griffiths,Madeleine Gray,Prys Morgan,Raymond Howell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708321980

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 8236


This is the third volume of the authoritative history of the county of Gwent, geared towards an understanding of the county’s past for the twenty-first century reader. Volume III is a highly illustrated collection dealing with the early modern period of Welsh history, from the creation of Monmouthshire by the Act of Union in 1536 to the beginnings of industrialization in the later eighteenth century.


A Life

Author: John Bew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977240

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 1862


Hardly is a figure more maligned in British history than Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh. One of the central figures of the Napoleonic Era and the man primarily responsible for fashioning Britain's strategy at the Congress of Vienna, Castlereagh was widely respected by the great powers of Europe and America, yet despised by his countrymen and those he sought to serve. A shrewd diplomat, he is credited with being one of the first great practitioners of Realpolitik and its cold-eyed and calculating view of the relations between nations. Over the course of his career, he crushed an Irish rebellion and abolished the Irish parliament, imprisoned his former friends, created the largest British army in history, and redrew the map of Europe. Today, Castlereagh is largely forgotten except as a tyrant who denied the freedoms won by the French and American revolutions. John Bew's fascinating biography restores the statesman to his place in history, offering a nuanced picture of a shy, often inarticulate figure whose mind captured the complexity of the European Enlightenment unlike any other. Bew tells a gripping story, beginning with the Year of the French, when Napoleon sent troops in support of a revolution in Ireland, and traces Castlereagh's evolution across the Napoleonic Wars, the diplomatic power struggles of 1814-15, and eventually the mental breakdown that ended his life. Skillfully balancing the dimensions of Castlereagh's intellectual life with his Irish heritage, Bew's definitive work brings Castleragh alive in all his complexity, variety, and depth.