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Fortification and castles on the Lesser Antilles
Benjamin Steiner

for precious metal. Le Vasseur, however, ruling ‘more as a king than a governor’, fell victim to a conspiracy. Two of his captains – young men whom he had adopted, before sexually abusing one of their mistresses several times – resolved to assassinate the tyrant. In a scene du Tertre dramatically compares to the assassination of Julius Caesar by Brutus and his conspirators, the patricides attacked Le Vasseur as he descended from his rock, in the company of a group of men, en route to a warehouse, shot him, and after a struggle killed him with their daggers. After

in Building the French empire, 1600–1800
Cynthia E. Roman

Press, 1993. 18 Prospectus of the General Design and Conditions for a Complete History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 by David Hume; from the Revolution to the Present Time by David Williams, London, 1792, p. 2. Published also in Mr. Bowyer’s Address to the

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness
J.W.M. Hichberger

education in France. His absorption of the tenets of History painting had won him spectacular success in the earlier Palace of Westminster competitions. His cartoon The Landing of Julius Caesar had won him £300 and the commission for his two frescoes in charcoal, The Spirit of Religion . 41 The subject of Armitage’s entry was The Battle of Meeanee , the most decisive of Sir Charles Napier’s encounters

in Images of the army
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Themes and variations
John M. MacKenzie

circus hunts arranged by Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar. Significantly, aristocratic hunting was encouraged by the emperor Augustus in the peace following the civil wars, although he himself may not have hunted. It was not long before Roman moralists were regarding the position of the Hunt and the relationship of the emperor to it as a sort of fever chart of the health of the imperial state. Nero

in The Empire of Nature
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Carol Polsgrove

it, they check events by it and it by events.’ He pointed out how many doors one of Nkrumah’s messages to his countrymen opened to other worlds, packed as it was with references to ‘Calvary, Garibaldi, Battle of Britain, campaigns of East Africa, Burma and India, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar’. Even those who could not read could profit from the published word. ‘One man reads and the others who do

in Ending British rule in Africa
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Rudyard Kipling’s India
Norman Etherington

himself had done, by strict attention to plays called Lear and Julius Caesar , both much in demand by examiners … Still more important than Wordsworth, or the eminent authors, Burke and Hare, was the art and science of mensuration. 49 Finally he reappears in ‘The Finest Story in the World’ as Grish Chunder, ‘a young

in Imperium of the soul
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The Irish dimension
Patrick O’Leary

as applied in the east. He writes that Julius Caesar laid down standards of measurement and assessment to secure a reasonable revenue from public land which had been annexed by profiteering patricians, a decision which may have led to the conspiracy which cost him his life. His standards were adopted by the Byzantine empire and spread from there into Persia, from whence Akbar the

in Servants of the empire
Andrew Presto

single plan’. 16 Hitler aspired, Roosevelt averred on another occasion, to the same kind of world empire that Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte had tried to forge through war, bloodshed and conquest. 17 Only the United States stood in his way. Imperial partners? However, in launching an anti-imperial crusade, Roosevelt faced a major problem: America

in Rhetorics of empire
National origins, seafaring and the Christian impulse
Peter Yeandle

, First Makers of England: Julius Caesar, King Arthur, Alfred the Great (1901), vii, cited by Stephanie Barczewski, Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth Century Britain , 12. 33 Cassell’s Historical Readers , I (London: Cassell and Co., 1882 ), 181

in Citizenship, Nation, Empire
Trying to understand
Florence D’Souza

from the settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the accession of the House of Stewart , London: J.Mawman, 4 vols, 1787 , vol. I, p. 85, and David Hume, The History of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the revolution in 1688 , London: A. Millar, 8 vols, 1767 , vol. II, Appendix ii, p. 291. 26

in Knowledge, mediation and empire