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The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714-1837
     

The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714-1837

by Brendan Simms, Torsten Riotte
 

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ISBN-10: 0521154626

ISBN-13: 9780521154628

Pub. Date: 06/24/2010

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

Overview

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 is the first to explore the subject systematically by employing a team of experts drawn from the UK, USA 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 has the impact of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the public sphere been so thoroughly investigated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521154628
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of genealogical tables     vii
List of tables     viii
Notes on contributors     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction. Hanover: the missing dimension   Brendan Simms     1
Hanoverian nexus: Walpole and the Electorate   Jeremy Black     10
Pitt and Hanover   Brendan Simms     28
George III and Hanover   Torsten Riotte     58
The Hanoverian dimension in early nineteenth-century British politics   Christopher D. Thompson     86
The end of the dynastic union, 1815-1837   Mijndert Bertram     111
The university of Gottingen and the Personal Union, 1737-1837   Thomas Biskup     128
The confessional dimension   Andrew C. Thompson     161
Hanover and the public sphere   Bob Harris     183
Dynastic perspectives   Clarissa Campbell Orr     213
British maritime strategy and Hanover 1714-1763   Richard Harding     252
Hanover in mid-eighteenth-century Franco-British geopolitics   H. M. Scott     275
Hanover and British republicanism   Nicholas B. Harding     301
Index     324

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