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3 Colonial settlement For, indeed, what hope was there that a sort of husbandmen trained up in peace, placed abroad in sundry places, dispersed as your land lay dispersed, should be able to maintain and defend themselves against a people newly recovered out of the relics of rebellion, and yet practicing arms and warlike exercises? Edmund Spenser, 15981 The 1500s saw the Hapsburg Empire spreading across the globe and Valois France claiming supremacy as the most populous and prosperous nation in Europe. Tudor England, however, retained only remnants of its

in Castles and Colonists
A dominion responsibility

settlement strategy which eliminated the oversights inherent in the 1917 legislation. Determined to maintain strong and effective central leadership in reconstruction planning, dominion policy makers were mindful that the new soldier settlement legislation could provide an important supplement to Canada’s reactivated immigration and development strategy. However, the war had transformed Canadian society

in Unfit for heroes
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia

the political settlements in Bosnia, Kosovo and, to a lesser extent, Macedonia. It is worth considering the prospects for the long-term success of the Alliance’s objectives of underwriting military security in the region while at the same time upholding the norms aimed at developing democratic states with multicultural identities that lay at the heart of these settlements. This chapter will examine the international attempts

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security

of any more than Ceylon and British Malaya. Straits Settlements British India’s trade with China in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries required not only a base or bases on or near the Chinese coast, which requirement was fulfilled by Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports, but there was also need for a haven on the eastern margin of the Bay of Bengal

in Servants of the empire

considered unfeasible, however, due to the expense of providing ships and the disruption it would cause during ‘padi planting and harvest’. 7 Map 4 Malaya and the Straits Settlements, c.1939

in Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922–67

M1524 - WILSON TEXT.qxp:Graham Q7 25/9/08 12:18 Page 39 2 Provisions made for women and children in family settlements Women’s ownership of property in the wealthy landed class in Ireland was determined by settlements that made provision from the family estate.1 Such arrangements therefore provide a useful indication of property and power relations within families. Despite the evident desire to make adequate provision for family members, the primary concern in such arrangements was the protection of the family estate. Furthermore, methods used by landed

in Women, marriage and property in wealthy landed families in Ireland, 1750–1850

) El Dorado, the enduring myth of a rich promised land hidden in the heartlands of South America, is an appropriate term and metaphor for understanding what is essentially a particular psychology of most imperial and colonial projects. El Dorados as regards imperialism and colonial settlement are supported by promises of immediate enrichment, either at individual, corporate or state level. Across the

in Imperial expectations and realities

3 • Scottish settlement and society in Plantation Ulster, 1610–40 william roulston In the early seventeenth century 20–30,000 Scots crossed the North Channel into Ireland. Their reasons for making the journey varied. A select few had received grants of land in Ulster. Others came as part of their entourage or were transplanted directly to the newly acquired estates. Many came independently in search of a better life. Together they formed part of one of the most significant movements of people in these islands. The background to Scottish involvement in the

in The Scots in early Stuart Ireland

encourage British settlement in South Africa were to be largely frustrated, and it is the prime purpose of this chapter to explain the obstacles. To do so it is necessary to examine the period from 1910 to 1948. It will be shown that attitudes and policies towards immigration had been substantially defined in South Africa long before the Imperial government attempted to affect their character. Moreover, the changes

in Emigrants and empire

study of these institutions shows that the realities of medical care in the colonies, which were dominated by commercial and territorial interests, were different from those of Europe. The medical establishment of Jamaica was not just an institution of modernization of the navy or of European theoretical and practical developments on diseases of hot climates; it rather developed as part of the colonization and settlement of the island. British hospitals in the West Indies were typically located within naval establishments

in Materials and medicine