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The failure of the Anzac legend
Kent Fedorowich

, however, the New South Wales Minister for Lands, W. G. Ashford, hoped that his government would not extend soldier settlement privileges to British ex-servicemen. ‘I trust’, he implored Premier W. A. Holman, ‘that no such assurance will be given so far as New South Wales is concerned.’ 22 Queensland, on the other hand, had made its offer conditional on financial support from the Imperial Exchequer. Once

in Unfit for heroes
Jemma Field

Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] and the son of the Palatine of the Rhine [Friedrich V], and all the royal family are being painted in order to send their portraits to him’: CSPV, vol. 11, no. 785. 12 Melville, Memoirs, 365. 13 Field, ‘Anna of Denmark and the Arts’, 44–46. 14 Ungerer, ‘Circulation of Gifts’, 156; Griffey, On Display, 83. 15 S. Buck, ‘Hans Holbein the Younger: Portraitist of the Renaissance’, in S. Buck (ed.), Hans Holbein the Younger: Portraitist of the Renaissance (Zwolle, 2003), 11–37: 31. 16 Devon, Issues of the Exchequer, 16; Ungerer

in Anna of Denmark
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Class, gender and home ownership
Deborah Sugg Ryan

cooked and ate in much the same way and still did not have bathrooms or electric lighting. The housewife of small means did her washing at home in order to save money; domestic arrangements were simplified to save expense and to make it possible to achieve all that was needed with only one servant.28 Life was certainly increasingly difficult for many families in Britain in the years after the First World War. The government did attempt to help: in July 1919 the Chancellor of the Exchequer made a concession that married men with no children would pay no income tax on an

in Ideal homes, 1918–39
The diverse origins of the municipal art gallery movement
James Moore

parliamentary 115 High culture and tall chimneys representatives. There was very little other voluntary support for the museum, and there were no major donations of art. Therefore, unlike Salford, Stockport was required to draw almost exclusively on the municipal exchequer. Stockport authority’s tax base was relatively small and, in the 1870s, a penny rate generated only around £590. Faced with demands to expand the town’s library provision, the authority was forced to allocate around £300 for the provision of books and related expenses.118 Of the £584 raised by the penny

in High culture and tall chimneys
Kent Fedorowich

settlers continued to be subsidised from the Imperial Exchequer until the outbreak of war in 1939. Ultimately, despite the efforts to sustain the British connection, it was Afrikaner nationalism which triumphed over imperial interests. Notes 1 Amery Papers, Box G.84, Fitzpatrick to Amery, 5 May 1926

in Unfit for heroes
Jonathon Shears

to come from he knew not, unless the Chancellor of the Exchequer was to be called on. He must say that a more wildgoose chase, a more undefined scheme, a more delusive or dangerous understanding never had been attempted by any man. And who was to pay for it all? John Bull. And who was to give the prizes for the things exhibited? John Bull. ‘Thalaba’, ‘The Great Job of 1851’, NLS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN!—workers, either with head or hands, who take an interest in securing for honest English industry its just reward—grant me, I pray, a few moments’ attention while I

in The Great Exhibition, 1851
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Victorian Parnassus on the Isle of Wight
Jeff Rosen

and the interests of the elite in government, two of the dominant social institutions that he considered responsible for crushing the individual under the weight of the group, where tradition and superstition guided the actions of men in power, in opposition to ‘reasoned truth’. Of course Grote had his detractors, including Gladstone, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, and even Benjamin Jowett, who settled into his professorship at Oxford in the wake of the Essays and Reviews controversy by focusing almost exclusively on translating and reinterpreting Plato. In 1867

in Julia Margaret Cameron’s ‘fancy subjects’
Art schools and art education
James Moore

was more attributable to injudicious interference on the part of the Central Government than to local indifference …’.77 Yet the Manchester authorities found it difficult to resist this interference, dependent as they now were on London for a £600 per annum annual grant covering Hammersley’s higher salary and related teaching costs. Worse still, from Manchester’s point of view, was that there was increasing political concern about the rising cost to the Exchequer of the government art schools. Many argued that the huge sums offered to subsidise the schools were

in High culture and tall chimneys
Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin

-arranged hierarchy at the dinner table. Disputes over table precedence in guild halls took place between near social equals. 155 And thus in October 1612 at Goldsmiths’ Hall the table plan proved to be unpalatable to certain participants. Following a meeting of the court of assistants, the company were about to ‘repaire into the hall for dynner’ when a contention arose between Sir William Herrick (goldsmith, teller of the exchequer, and large-scale lender to the Crown) and Alderman George Smithes (goldsmith and prime warden 1610

in Crafting identities
Colin Trodd

worth noting that Brown disliked and did not trust Francis Grant, who succeeded Sir Charles Eastlake as President of the Royal Academy in 1866. For details of their long-standing feud, see FMH, pp. 85 and 279. Brown’s hostility to the Royal Academy and Royal Academicians went on to the end of his life, as was noted by other artists. See, for instance, Hunt, Pre-Raphaelitism , vol. 2, pp. 382–4. 110 William Ewart Gladstone, Chancellor of the Exchequer, visited the

in Ford Madox Brown