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The Resource Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire, Martyn J. Powell

Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire, Martyn J. Powell

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Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire
Title
Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire
Statement of responsibility
Martyn J. Powell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study utilises a wealth of archival research and synthesises existing secondary material to produce a major reassessment of Anglo-Irish politics in the second half of the eighteenth century. The author examines the British government's policy towards Ireland during a period of imperial crisis, 1750-83, focusing on its attempts to reassert control over Ireland's increasingly hostile Protestant parliament and populace. Anglo-Irish relations are placed in a wider imperial framework, taking account of British policy towards its colonies, particularly India and America. This book also challenges the characterization of eighteenth-century Ireland as 'an age of undertakers' when political life was static and politics were conducted without a serious purpose. In addition, this study reassesses the importance of Townshend and constant residency; the status and role of the lord lieutenant and chief secretary; the impact of the North ministry on Irish policy; the significance of legislative independence; and the influence of Irish public opinion. Ultimately it is argued that there was a remarkable degree of unanimity amongst British politicians, whatever their party interests, on the issue of Britain's parliamentary supremacy over Ireland."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Martyn J.
Dewey number
325/.341/0941509033
Index
index present
LC call number
DA480
LC item number
.P69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire, Martyn J. Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ireland in the British Empire ; The structure of Anglo-Irish politics -- Reforming the undertaker system : Pelhamite Ireland: The Money Bill dispute ; The Devonshire settlement -- Ireland and the Seven Years War: Bedford and the undertakers ; The Halifax viceroyalty ; Bute, Grenville and Ireland ; The first Rockingham Ministry ; Chatham, Bristol and constant residency -- Lord Townshend and constant residency: The appointment of Lord Townshend ; Grafton and Ireland ; The formation of the North Ministry ; The Absentee Tax controversy -- Ireland and the American Revolution: The outbreak of the American crisis ; The Free Trade dispute ; Paralysis in Britain, defeat in Ireland -- Legislative independence: The Carlisle viceroyalty ; The second Rockingham Ministry ; The 'Renunciation Act' -- Conclusion
Control code
49902881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780333994023
Lccn
2002072337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire, Martyn J. Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ireland in the British Empire ; The structure of Anglo-Irish politics -- Reforming the undertaker system : Pelhamite Ireland: The Money Bill dispute ; The Devonshire settlement -- Ireland and the Seven Years War: Bedford and the undertakers ; The Halifax viceroyalty ; Bute, Grenville and Ireland ; The first Rockingham Ministry ; Chatham, Bristol and constant residency -- Lord Townshend and constant residency: The appointment of Lord Townshend ; Grafton and Ireland ; The formation of the North Ministry ; The Absentee Tax controversy -- Ireland and the American Revolution: The outbreak of the American crisis ; The Free Trade dispute ; Paralysis in Britain, defeat in Ireland -- Legislative independence: The Carlisle viceroyalty ; The second Rockingham Ministry ; The 'Renunciation Act' -- Conclusion
Control code
49902881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780333994023
Lccn
2002072337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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