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1707–1708

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 15384 words.

The eighth chapter describes the lowest point of the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership. The Allied army in Spain is defeated at Almanza, Sarah is supplanted at court by her poor relation...

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1708–1709

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 20286 words.

The ninth chapter describes how the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership continues with an agreed division of labour and again comes in sight of complete success. Marlborough wins a third...

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1709–1710

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 14781 words.

The tenth chapter describes how peace slips from the Allies’ grasp. Louis XIV refuses to join in driving his grandson out of Spain; Marlborough refuses to mediate between the Dutch and the...

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1710–1711

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 21969 words.

The eleventh chapter traces the downfall of the partnership between Marlborough and Godolphin. The public trial of the High Church demagogue Dr Henry Sacheverell reinforces the perception...

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1711–1712

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 14583 words.

The final chapter shows how the partnership continues until Godolphin’s death. When Godolphin realizes that Harley (now Earl of Oxford) has begun a secret peace treaty separately from the...

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1763

Zara Anishanslin.

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 4832 words.

This chapter discusses how both silk production and consumption revealed the florescence of empire but also hinted at its decay. In contemporaneous moments of protest surrounding...

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1767

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 908 words.

Thomas Nicholson (1715–1780), a prominent landowner, merchant, Quaker missionary, and author in Perquimans County addressed an open letter to his co-religionists a year before the Western...

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1768–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1149 words.

This chapter presents extracts from the Minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting from 1768 to 1773. The 1768 Meeting advised “all friends to be careful not to buy or Sell in any Case,...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3595 words.

George Walton seems to have used dreams to help make or confirm life-altering decisions. Such a practice was characteristic of Quakers in particular in the late eighteenth and early...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 553 words.

It was standard practice among Friends when confronting difficult and controversial decisions to wait for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to seek consensus within the affected meeting, and...

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