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Henry Dundas

(1742—1811) politician

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age of the French Revolution

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The ideas associated with American independence from Britain undoubtedly had an impact on a growing number of people in Scotland after 1775. Yet it was the exciting events of what ...

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British Empire

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

At its apogee, around 1920, the British empire was the largest ever known, reputed to cover a quarter of the world's land area, and a fifth of its population. Like all mighty oaks, this one...

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Charles Middleton

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1726–1813).

First Baron Barham, British naval administrator, and politician active in the campaign to abolish slavery. Middleton entered the Royal Navy in 1741, passing his...

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Colonial Office

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — British History.

The changes in the status and structure of the Colonial Office mirror the vicissitudes of the British empire. For most of the 17th cent., while the American colonies were being established,...

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government and administration

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1. the age of management;2. the age of individualism;3. the age of the British state.

1. the age of management;2. the age of individualism;3. the age of the British state.

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Henry Cockburn

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1779–1854).

Scottish advocate, judge, and diarist, whose Memorials of his Time (1856) remains one of the most vivid accounts of Scottish politics and Edinburgh society. A...

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Henry Mackenzie

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1745–1831),

author of the influential novel, The Man of Feeling (1771). In 1773 he published The Man of the World, in which the protagonist is a villain; and in 1777 Julia de...

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Indian subcontinent

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Photography and Photographs.

1839–1900

While photography reached South Asia swiftly following the public announcement of Daguerre's process in 1839, surviving work from the first decade of the medium's public...

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Macartney's embassy

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

To China (1792–4) was the first official mission sent from Britain and is of central importance to the history of diplomacy, trade, and cultural contact with China.

Most of the ...

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Robert Dundas

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The only son of Henry Dundas, Robert (1771–1851) stepped into but never quite filled the paternal shoes as political manager of Scotland. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he then went ...

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