The English Royal Family of America, from Jamestown to the American Revolution

Author: Michael A. Beatty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786415588

Category: History

Page: 261

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For about a century and a half after they arrived from England, America's first permanent colonists considered themselves to be English. They were proud of their heritage and loyal to their country. England's royal family truly was the royal family of America--until the era of the American Revolution, when the colonies fought for their independence from England and its rulers. Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II, Anne, George I, George II, and George III--the English royals who were also the royals of early America--are all covered in this work. It begins with Queen Elizabeth I, as it was during her rule that Sir Walter Ralegh established his settlements in America, and ends with King George III, as it was during his rule that the American Revolution began. A biographical sketch is provided for each royal and his or her spouse and legitimate children. Brief mention is made of mistresses and illegitimate children.
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Conquest and Union

Fashioning a British State 1485-1725

Author: Steven G. Ellis,Sarah Barber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894227

Category: History

Page: 348

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The British Isles is a multi-national arena, but its history has traditionally been studied from a distinctively English -- often, indeed, London -- perspective. Now, however, the interweaving of the distinct but mutually-dependent histories of the four nations is at the heart of some of the liveliest historical research today. In this major contribution to that research, eleven leading scholars consider key aspects of the internal relations of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the early modern period, and the problems of accommodating different -- and resistant -- cultures to a single centralizing polity. The contributors are: Sarah Barber; Toby Barnard; Ciaran Brady; Keith M. Brown; Jane Dawson; Steven G. Ellis; David Hayton; Philip Jenkins; Alan Macinnes; Michael Mac Craith; and John Morrill.
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Journal

Author: Royal United Service Institution (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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Marlborough

His Life and Times, Book Two

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226106366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1080

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"It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes."—from the preface to Volume One John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Although he helped James II crush the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, Marlborough later supported William of Orange against James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and brilliantly managed England's diplomatic triumphs during the War of the Spanish Succession. Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat—his descendant, Winston S. Churchill, who wrote this book to redeem Marlborough's reputation from Macaulay's smears. One million words long and ten years in the making, Churchill's Marlborough stands as both a literary and historical masterpiece, giving us unique insights into the Churchill of World War II, for just as Churchill's literary skill helps us understand the complexities of Marlborough's life, so too did his writing of Marlborough help Churchill master the arts of military strategy and diplomacy. This two-volume edition includes the entire text and almost all the original maps.
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The Papers of William Penn, Volume 4

1701-1718

Author: William Penn

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812280504

Category: History

Page: 842

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This volume documents the final eighteen years of William Penn's life, from 1701 to 1718. It opens with his last months as resident proprietor of Pennsylvania—a moment of great importance in the political history of the colony. It ends with his death on 30 July 1718, after a lingering illness.
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