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Daniel Szechi

the Hanoverian royal family and whisking them off to confinement in France, or else holding them hostage until reinforcements arrived. Alexander Murray of Elibank, 115 the main liaison between Charles and the plotters (from which the conspiracy derived the name by which it is usually known: the ‘Elibank plot’), finally killed it at the English end when he realised that there was no hope of Prussian or French aid and that the English Jacobites were being manoeuvred into going it alone. 116 By then, however, Charles had already sent two trusted agents from the

in The Jacobites (second edition)
Daniel Szechi

the stock market. Patricians throughout the British Isles, and even only mildly prosperous merchants and shopkeepers, were soon borrowing money wherever they could find it in order to buy shares, on the assumption that there would be no end to the rise in the South Sea Company’s share price. 93 To keep the Whig regime sweet the company directors also had no compunction about awarding what were effectively free shares to the royal family, government ministers and well-connected courtiers. They could then sell these at a vast profit as the speculative frenzy roared

in The Jacobites (second edition)
Silvia Salvatici

the Prussian Red Cross (Centralkomitee des Preußischen Vereins zur Pflege im Felde verwundeter und erkrankter Krieger) and the French society (Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires des Armées de Terre et de Mer) turned out to be particularly important. In the Kingdom of Prussia the question of assistance for sick or wounded soldiers had from the very beginning received careful consideration from the government and especially from the royal family. As well as this, the war with Austria in 1866 had been an important testing ground for the volunteers

in A history of humanitarianism, 1755–1989
Zheng Yangwen

name and a platform, making him the symbol of a cause and attracting more and more overseas Chinese people, especially students. He often lived in exile, as he was wanted by the Qing. He spoke at many places, including Oxford in January 1896. Below is part of his speech: In ancient times in China, people had the right to talk about public affairs, that is why the country enjoyed prosperity and had plenty. At that time, the crown was not hereditary; it was often transferred from a prince who was not qualified to outstanding people outside the royal family

in Ten Lessons in Modern Chinese History
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Regina Lee Blaszczyk

line was directed to the aspirational shopper who admired the royal family and fantasized about country life on the great Scottish estates. In August 1981, the media immortalised the style in the famous photographs of the honeymooning royal couple, Charles and Diana Windsor, at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, showing the Princess in a sporty hunting suit designed by Bill Pashley in brown check tweed. 63 Country Casuals offered apparel that captured this look: respectable, durable and comfortable. The brand promoted a soft, pretty ladylike image that

in Fashionability
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The Regeneration of Africa
Bongani Ngqulunga

-third of the land granted to him for allocation to the Swazis, the remainder of the land under concession would be held in freehold title. Native Swazis who resided on the land that had been made the private property of concession holders were given five years to live on the land without eviction. The Swazi royal family enlisted the services of Seme to assist in claiming back its land. He represented King Sobhuza II when the matter was brought before a special court in Swaziland. 24 The Swazis lost the case, as well as a further appeal in

in The Pan-African Pantheon
A guide for students
Stephen Mossman

Foucauldian bio-power, where membership of the regime was synonymous with membership of the royal family. Yet not all early medieval governmentality was ‘statist’. McCarthy’s chapter on the German-speaking lands under Ottonian rule explores a form of social organization in which government was so decentred as to be performed without anything recognizable, even in early medieval terms, as a state. It is medieval Germany above all that puts the lie to the idea that there is anything normative or necessary to the concentration of authority in a strong central government

in Debating medieval Europe
The Cosmopolitan Pan-Africanist
Kweku Ampiah

name given to boys born on Saturday, as well as his surname, from his father, Joseph Appiah, a former Ghanaian parliamentarian and barrister, and a member of the first generation of post-colonial African politicians. Joseph Appiah was also a member of the Ashanti royal family. With such pedigree, it could be said that the question of who is a Pan-Africanist is one that Kwame Appiah – a professor of philosophy at New York University, with a deep interest in cultural studies – might want to delve into and address, not least because of the implications of race and

in The Pan-African Pantheon
The Christian kingdoms and al-Andalus
Charles Insley

. There is some evidence that important aristocrats were charged with assisting the king in bringing to justice those who had become, in the colourful idiom of the sources, ‘puffed up with pride and driven by malice’, a sorry state that led these misguided souls to challenge royal authority. 75 The Galician aristocracy, parts of which were extremely closely tied to the royal family, helped in this ‘mopping up’ process, notably so as early as the 870s, when a certain Hermenegild helped Alfonso III to convince Duke Witiza of the error of his ways. 76 This same family

in Debating medieval Europe
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Brian McFarlane and Anthony Slide

, he filmed the Derby, and, on 22 June 1895, he filmed the opening of Germany’s Kiel Canal. On 10 January 1896, he gave a film show to the Lyonsdown Photographic Club, and, on 14 January, he demonstrated motion pictures, filmed with his camera, to the Royal Photographic Society. On 27 June 1896, he was first to film a member of the royal family, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) at Cardiff, and on 21 July 1896, he was the first to screen a film of a member of the royal family to that august body, assembled at Marlborough House. Acres came to the UK in the 1880s

in The Encyclopedia of British Film