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A Portrait of Influence: Life and Letters of Arthur Onslow, the Great Speaker (Parliamentary History Book Series)

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Arthur Onslow was the Speaker of the House of Commons for an unsurpassed 33 years, from 1728 to 1761. He served during the entire reign of George II, and brought about significant changes to the role of Speaker. A man of integrity and principle, Onslow was a highly respected member of both London and Surrey society. But he left no significant archive, so today his name is little known.
His surviving letters, collected here for the first time, portray a man with great influence in many aspects of 18th century life. They illustrate his work as a JP and as an MP, but also his philosophical, literary and antiquarian interests, and his pivotal role in the formation of the British Museum. The letters show his friendship with one of the leading politician of his time, the Duke of Newcastle, and his influence on the political stability of the 1740s and 50s.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119424932
ISBN-10: 1119424933
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 155 x 228 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: Wiley
Seria Parliamentary History Book Series

Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

Academics, researchers and scholars of politics and history; particularly those interested in the political history of the 18 th century

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Arthur Onslow was the Speaker of the House of Commons for an unsurpassed 33 years, from 1728 to 1761. He served during the entire reign of George II, and brought about significant changes to the role of Speaker. A man of integrity and principle, Onslow was a highly respected member of both London and Surrey society. But he left no significant archive, so today his name is little known.
His surviving letters, collected here for the first time, portray a man with great influence in many aspects of 18th century life. They illustrate his work as a JP and as an MP, but also his philosophical, literary and antiquarian interests, and his pivotal role in the formation of the British Museum. The letters show his friendship with one of the leading politician of his time, the Duke of Newcastle, and his influence on the political stability of the 1740s and 50s.

Cuprins

Acknowledgments
Permissions
Editorial Note
Abbreviations
List of Correspondents
Introduction
Letters of Arthur Onslow, 1691–1768
Bibliography
Index

Notă biografică

Mary Clayton completed her MPhil on parliamentary elections in Haslemere, 1715–1780 in 1993. She worked at The National Archives on the Equity project, cataloguing Chancery cases, before becoming a researcher for the Clergy of the Church of England Database, CCEd. She was the London based researcher for the Old Bailey Online, and then worked on the London Lives project, before returning as a senior research officer to CCEd. As an honorary fellow of the University of Durham, she is currently the first point of contact for those wishing to communicate with the Clergy database.