State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, Part I: The Hanovers, 1714-1782: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and Registers of the Privy Council is the continuation of State Papers Online 1509-1714, and is vital to any understanding of the political, social and economic history of the period.
Part I concentrates on British domestic politics and society and contains a wealth of once classified detail about the reigns of the three Georges, from the accession of the Hanoverian monarchs to the British throne in 1714, to the end of the State Papers series in 1782. Unparalleled access is provided to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of government during this period. Parts II and III are to follow.
It includes contemporary accounts of the turbulent events of George I’s reign (the Jacobite uprisings); the development of Cabinet government; the ascension of George II and the consolidation of Whig supremacy; the inept handling of the colonies that marred the early years of George III’s reign, etc.
SPO 18th Century PowerPoint presentation
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