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The establishment of a Hanoverian Dynasty 17141721

The ascension of William of orange to the English throne for England into a war with France. In
began in 1688 and played an important part in establishing England a powerhouse, capable of
defending itself with its military power.

The end of the…

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was being raised catholic. Other than him Harley and William of Orange negotiated the conditions
of succession and it was likely to pass to the nearest protestant relative which was Sophia,
electress of Hanover. Sophia too great interest in her kingdom, to the chagrin of Queen Anne but
she died…

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Bolingbroke did not exactly go out of his way to disprove these allegations and instead became
the pretender's secretary of state in July 1715. As a result he lost his titles and estates via the act
of attainder. He advised the Pretender to place himself at the head of the…

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So with troops preoccupied in the south, when a large Jacobite rebellion broke out in Scotland,
people were kept quiet in the south due to their continued occupation throughout the rebellion.
The cause of the rebellion was the collapse of the tory party as an effective beacon of political
opposition…

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arguable that the enlightened and progressive nature of Stanhope's ministry were a little ahead of
their time.

Stanhope's foreign policy and the search for European stability
Despite their secure position, disagreements within the Whig party were soon apparent. The main
point was disagreement regarding the degree of influence the house…

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were reluctant to accede to this request and so the government's majority fell to 4. The next day
Townshend was sacked and Walpole resigned as chancellor.

War of the quadruple alliance
Getting Austria to agree with the aims of the triple alliance failed as the emperor refused to
recognise Phillip…

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Anne. This was disruptive to the government and eventually did as planned in returning Walpole
and Townshend to power.

The peerage bill of 1719 highlighted the political partisanship of Stanhope's ministry in the
extreme. The purpose of the bill was to prevent any addition to the number of lords once…

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South sea bubble
Harley established the south sea company; a tory finance corporation in 1711in order to compete
with the Whig Bank of England and the east India Company. The bank of England was created in
1694 and provided the British government with a source of secure loans and created…

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remained a possible threat but died in any case in April 1722, consolidating Walpole's power.
Another possible leader ­ Carteret, who had sided with Stanhope and Sunderland was left isolated
with no personal following, electoral or political influence.
Walpole became chancellor in April 1721. It is debated how much Britain's…

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Ireland was actually fairly docile throughout this century but this peace was jeopardised by the
following incident. The issue concerned the currency and patents granted to William Wood to

Wolverhampton on july 12th 1722, to manufacture copper coins for which there was a shortage in
Ireland. Swift, in his Drapier's…

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