An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805

An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805


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ISBN-13: 9781843836308
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History Series
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Contributors viii

Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xiii

Introduction Nigel Aston Clarissa Campbell Orr 1

Part 1 Family, Piety, and Finance

1 Petty and Fitzmaurice: Lord Shelburne and his Brother Nigel Aston 29

2 Aunts, Wives, Courtiers: The Ladies of Bowood Clarrissa Campbell Orr 51

3 A Christian Whig: Lord Shelburne and the Latitudinarian Tradition G. M. Ditchfield 79

4 Lord Shelburne, Finance, and Sir Francis Baring John Orbell 97

Part 2 Politics

5 Shelburne: A Chathamite in Opposition and in Government 1760-82? Frank O'Gorman 117

6 Shelburne and Ireland: Politician, Patriot, Absentee Martyn J. Powell 141

7 Lord Shelburne's Ministry, 1782-3: 'A Very Good List' John Cannon 161

8 Shelburne, the European Powers, and the Peace of 1783 Andrew Stockley 177

Part 3 The Bowood Circle Revisited

9 'Opening the Door to Truth and Liberty': Bowood's French Connection Robin Eagles 197

10 Lord Shelburne's Constitutional Views in 1782-3 Edmond Dziembowski 215

11 Jeremy Bentham at Bowood Emmanuelle de Champs 233

12 Shellburne and Perpetual Peace: Small States, Commerce, and International Relations within the Bowood Circle Richard Whatmore 249

Index 275

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