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Robert M. Bliss

Charles I has received a bad press from imperial historians. If anything, he has been blamed for the rapid growth in colonial population, much of which stemmed from religious discontent and economic dislocation for which he bore some responsibility. Those who organized colonizing ventures did so on their own initiative. Such credit as Charles has won is for allowing this to

in Revolution and empire
The colonies during the interregnum, 1642-1660
Robert M. Bliss

Book of Common Prayer but imparted a Puritan flavor to accompanying acts on moral behavior, sabbath observance, and church government. Until 1648 Berkeley tolerated a Puritan congregation at Nansemond and its pastor Thomas Harrison. 6 The spirit of accommodation extended to Maryland, where Governor Leonard Calvert neglected to exercise a commission to intercept parliamentary

in Revolution and empire
The imperial hymn

in The Fellowship Hymn Book (1909). The words were as important as the tunes, which is why hymns are known usually by their first lines and not by the names of their tunes. Hymns and hymn-singing were a distinctively nineteenth century experience. 9 The practice had only developed in the eighteenth century as part of the religious revival, with the Methodists particularly noted for

in Imperialism and music
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Christian writings in several languages. However, the religious needs of Muslims, who comprised the majority of residents, were not neglected, and a copy of the Qur’an as well as sketches of Mecca and Medina were kept there. 10 The LCM established a similar residence for women, the Ayah’s Home, which for over 40 years sheltered nearly 100 female immigrants annually. Ayahs were nannies who had worked for

in The harem, slavery and British imperial culture
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Armistice Day and Empire Day

memorial dome) at Patcham on the site of the funeral pyre where the bodies of Sikh and Hindu soldiers who died of their wounds had been burned. Unveiling ceremonies usually took the form of a religious service which almost invariably included the hymn O God Our Help in Ages Past , ‘the tribal lay of the British’ as Adey called it, and the national anthem, a reinforcement of the link of God, King and

in Imperialism and music
Exhibitions and festivals

Palaces of Industry, Engineering and Art, pavilions for the dominions and colonies, four conference halls, five restaurants and twenty-eight cafés, churches and meeting-houses of all the religious denominations, a football stadium, monumental lakes and gardens, a children’s day-nursery and playground, an amusement park, a full-sized colliery in operation, a dance-hall twice the size of the Albert Hall, a

in Imperialism and music

industrial capitalism and the British Empire since, for London, it was these processes that had produced the nightmarish conditions he described in the East End. In a stark contrast, British social investigators such as William Booth, Charles Booth and C.F.G. Masterman sought to prevent the crumbling of the Empire from within by calling for religious and social reform. However, despite these very different

in Visions of empire
Colonial constructions of ‘African time’

, and just such were the impressions of a man who had lately opened his eyes upon Africa. 13 Even seasoned missionaries found it difficult to maintain regular timetables. The lack of clocks and watches among the African people beleaguered the Reverend William Shaw’s task of coordinating religious meetings: ‘How are they to know the exact time

in The colonisation of time
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Phillip, Moreton Bay and elsewhere stood heirs to a long tradition of emigration that had taken their fellow countrymen to many parts of the world from the Middle Ages onwards. Plantation, rebellion and religious wars, as well as economic calculation, led to the displacement of significant numbers of migrants from both countries to continental Europe and beyond during the seventeenth and eighteenth

in Imperial spaces
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The London Missionary Society in Polynesia and Australia, 1800–50

missionary texts are curious artefacts. They are profoundly hybrid genres, incorporating ethnography, linguistics, geographical description and surveys, as well as detailed descriptions of evangelical work and native religious customs. These published accounts were drawn from the copious writings of the missionaries in the field: their letters, journals, reports and memoirs formed the

in Colonial frontiers