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Peter D.G. Thomas

expensive wars; corruption in government; and what he deemed to be the bridling of royal power. Pitt by contrast had once been high in favour at Leicester House, cultivating the Prince’s tutor and mentor, Lord Bute, when in opposition in the mid-1750s, and in so doing aligning in a royal family quarrel with the Princess Dowager of Wales against her brother-in-law the Duke of Cumberland. As the war progressed this friendship had been transformed into hostility. Pitt had more important matters on his mind than the petty demands of Leicester House concerning patronage and

in George III
Peter D.G. Thomas

George III: King and politicians isolation is conveyed in this comment by Dowdeswell to Burke on 8 February 1771. ‘The Bedfords deserted us; so have the Grenvilles; and the Chathams would do the same.’57 Despite frequent rumours, and several flirtations with administration, Chatham was never again to be in office. But his followers, though in opposition, acted as a distinctive political grouping, often disagreeing with the much larger Rockingham party on both constitutional issues, as the rights of juries in 1771 and the Royal Family Marriage Act of 1772, and imperial

in George III
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The use of character evidence in Victorian sodomy trials
H. G. Cocks

trial in the first place. This question was at the centre of the difficulties encountered by the British government over the Cleveland Street scandal of 1889–90.37 This scandal followed the discovery that a male brothel in the West End of London was being frequented by members of the aristocracy and perhaps even by members of the royal family. The principal suspects in the case absconded while the government and the police debated what to do, thereby enabling the radical Liberal MP Henry Labouchere to denounce the delay as part of a cover-up designed to allow the high

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
Journeys through postmodern Dublin
David Slattery

behaviour. Individuals from all social groupings are exposed to more generally available systems of information and each grouping can now see some representations of the private spaces of other social groupings on television. The media have provided a hugely increased circulation of the representations of other people’s lives, including those of elite groups such as the royal family and the working classes depicted on the television soap opera Fair City. This kind of institutionalised voyeurism allows people to adopt the styles of other groups and to cross social

in The end of Irish history?
James Downs

photographic portrait of a member of the royal family was a daguerreotype of Prince Albert, taken in 1842 by William Constable. While their representation of photography may have been anachronistic, the designers used genuine photographs to ensure the accuracy of the interior sets for the ballroom scenes. On the first day of filming, Tuesday 13 April 1937, photographs were taken of Grand Reception Room at

in The British monarchy on screen
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Amateur film, civic culture and the rehearsal of monarchy
Karen Lury

note how closely it follows the model that Ilse Hayden has identified in her anthropological study of the British royal family, in which she suggests that in these kinds of civic encounters, the Queen must balance precariously between appearing ordinary (accessible) and extraordinary (royalty). 5 She suggests, ‘Much of the appeal of the Queen as a symbol derives from her personhood, but the messiness of being a person

in The British monarchy on screen
The canadianizing 1920s
Katie Pickles

article in Echoes indicated its view in its title: ‘British films to the front – getting the soul of England into pictures’. 84 Later, in 1945, in New Brunswick, the Princess Alexandra Chapter showed films about Canada and the royal family at two parties it gave for language students at vocational school. 85 Into the home The space of the home, as the place of immigrant women

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Thomas Baines on expedition to the coronation of Cetshwayo kaMpande, Zululand, 1873
Lindy Stiebel

where there is limited verbal interaction between white and black men, in Zululand much more conversation is possible given the number of available translators and white men who could speak Zulu. Baines is, therefore, able to respond when approached by members of the Zulu royal family with a request for advice as to how to make beards grow – he suggests ‘a little fat or marrow or vegetable oil pressed out of the ground-nut as the only thing I would recommend’. 50 Em Robarts corroborates this interchange in his diary, adding that Baines ‘gave them the best advice he

in Worlding the south
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Alison Forrestal

advisors. With the royal family and ministers like Richelieu personally close to charismatic and dedicated reformers, appointments regularly took on a personal importance for salvation and divine service, as well as being an important means of extending monarchical power. As Jean Eudes repeatedly reminded the queen regent, Anne of Austria, it was her duty to provide the church with worthy bishops, an obligation for which God would ultimately judge her.6 Richelieu made the same point in his Testament.7 Obviously, it suited the crown to promote men who were educated

in Fathers, pastors and kings
The Show from street to print
Tracey Hill

than its probable predecessor, and quite a few seem solely to be what Greg calls ‘indifferent variants’ which may reflect either the compositor’s preferred spelling or that of the author, if the printer was working from an authorial manuscript.53 It is possible that special care may have been taken over the second attempt at this text because the Goldsmiths were expecting members of the royal family to be present at the Show. In addition, on those regular occasions where the authors were responsible for 226 Pageantry and power co-organising the printing of the

in Pageantry and power