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East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century

Author: George K McGilvary
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, ©2008.
Series: International library of historical studies, 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Act of Union in 1707 brought with it a new 'Great Britain'. How did the English bind the Scottish elites to the new British State, ensuring the stability of this new power in the face of possible Jacobite and international threat? From 1725 a patronage system existed in Britain enabling government ministries to use posts in the East India Company and its shipping to secure political majorities in Scotland and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George K McGilvary
ISBN: 9781845116613 1845116615
OCLC Number: 176926058
Description: xiv, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Drummond: Early Life 1675-1742 --
Political and Electoral Realities 1707-74 --
Company and Patronage Infrastructure 1720-74 --
Drummond and Management 1720-42 --
Drummond Network 1720-42 --
Operating from Scotland 1742-61 --
Government: Supply & Demand 1742-61 --
Shipping Positions 1742-61 --
Elections and Watersheds 1761-66 --
Ministries: Company and Favours 1765-74 --
Shipping Bounty 1765-74 --
Patrons & Recipients 1760-74 --
Military Recruitment 1720-80 --
Capital Accumulation 1720-80 --
Summary and Conclusions --
Bibliography --
Glossary --
Index
Series Title: International library of historical studies, 54.
Responsibility: George K. McGilvary.
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