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1660–1688

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. 23561 words.

The first chapter traces the friendship of Godolphin and Marlborough from their early years at the Restoration court, through the Exclusion crisis until the Revolution of 1688. Both marry...

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1689–1701

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. 22761 words.

The second chapter traces the friendship of Godolphin and Marlborough through the reign of William and Mary. Godolphin gains experience in working with Parliament to finance a major...

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1702–1703

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. 13555 words.

The third chapter traces the beginning of the partnership through the first year of Queen Anne’s reign, as Marlborough persuades Godolphin to return to office as Lord Treasurer and his...

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1703–1704

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. 11359 words.

The fourth chapter shows the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership challenged by Nottingham for control of grand strategy. The expansion of the war into Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean, and...

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1704–1705

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. 13459 words.

The fifth chapter shows the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership in full operation, as Godolphin aims to defeat the economy of France while Marlborough conquers the French army in the field....

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1705–1706

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. 13569 words.

The sixth chapter traces the beginning of the Whig alliance. The Whigs are now prepared to offer constructive help in return for a share of government. This includes furthering the Union...

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1706–1707

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. 17183 words.

The seventh chapter describes the annus mirabilis of the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership. With Italy and Spain the priorities, Marlborough is given discretionary instructions to march to...

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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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1791

Siân Reynolds.

in Marriage and Revolution

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 5037 words.

This chapter describes the time when Roland is sent to Paris to grapple with Lyon's crippling municipal debt, incurred through exactions under the ancien regime. He lobbies the Constituent...

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1791

Siân Reynolds.

in Marriage and Revolution

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 3302 words.

Mme Roland returns to the Beaujolais with new friend, Sophie Grandchamp. Against expectation, Roland on his return is not elected to the Legislative Assembly by the Lyonnais. The...

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1792–1793

Siân Reynolds.

in Marriage and Revolution

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8606 words.

Despite the split between Brissotins (or ‘Girondins’) and Montagnards in the Convention, briefly discussed, divisions do not concern all policy: this chapter considers Roland's daily work...

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1895

Nicholas Freeman.

October 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 248 pages.

Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. This book shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many...

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‘A carefull father for this poore realm’

Christopher Maginn.

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 5586 words.

This chapter considers contemporary perceptions of William Cecil and his relationship with Ireland. Described by some as the ‘careful father’ of the kingdom of Ireland, and yet resented by...

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‘A Commanding Commercial Position’: The African Settlement of Bolama Island and Anglo-Portuguese Rivalry (1830–1870)

PHILIP J. HAVIK.

in Brokers of Change

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 22012 words.

The attempt to establish plantation agriculture on the island of Bolama by British settlers in the early 1790s triggered a scramble for West Africa's resources in the Guinea Bissau region....

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1790: A Community of Friends?

Siân Reynolds.

in Marriage and Revolution

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 3894 words.

The Rolands and several friends, including Brissot, Bancal, Champagneux and Lanthenas, considered an idealistic project: to buy up church land and form a community with a school, printing...

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‘A complete history of priestcraft’: The Druids and the origins of ancient virtue

Justin Champion.

in Republican Learning

May 2003; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10455 words.

This chapter explores in detail John Toland's intellectual transactions with Lord Robert Molesworth, one of the commonwealth politicians in his circle, in order to allow a more reflective...

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