The Early Hanoverians

Edward Ellis MORRIS (1843 - 1902)

In this short book Edward Ellis Morris writes a vivid account of the reigns of the first two Georges. Scarcely had the fifty-four-year-old king assumed the throne when James Stuart roused the Highlanders in the "Fifteen." Five years later the collapse of the South Sea Company convulsed Britain and her first prime minister, Robert Walpole, emerged to stabilize the country's finances. George II succeeded his father in 1727 and Morris writes that "the new King was in person short, and like many short men, proud and touchy." Fortunately, he was guided by the wise Queen Caroline. On the Continent, the Turks besieged Vienna, Britain got embroiled first in the War of Jenkins' Ear and then in the War of the Austrian Succession, while Bonnie Prince Charlie took advantage of these distractions to mount the nearly successful Jacobite invasion of the "Forty-five." Meanwhile, John Wesley's Methodism revived religious enthusiasm, Boswell immortalized Samuel Johnson and his friends, and Tom Jones embarked on an epic road trip in which Henry Fielding brought English society to life, warts and all. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk. I: The Long Peace, Ch. 1: Europe After Utrecht Pamela Nagami
00:19:10
Play 02 Bk. I, Ch. 2: George I Pamela Nagami
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Play 03 Bk. I, Ch. 3: The Electorate Pamela Nagami
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Play 04 Bk. I, Ch. 4: First Measures Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Bk. I, Ch. 5: The Fifteen Pamela Nagami
00:19:30
Play 06 Bk. I, Ch. 6: Septennial Act and Peerage Bill Pamela Nagami
00:10:55
Play 07 Bk. I, Ch. 7: France and Spain Pamela Nagami
00:13:34
Play 08 Bk. I, Ch. 8: Law and the South Sea Bubble Pamela Nagami
00:09:06
Play 09 Bk. I, Ch. 9: Sir Robert Walpole Pamela Nagami
00:17:48
Play 10 Bk. I, Ch. 10: Atterbury and Bolingbroke Pamela Nagami
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Play 11 Bk. I, Ch. 11: Nearly a European War Pamela Nagami
00:06:47
Play 12 Bk. I, Ch. 12: Death of George I and of Sir Isaac Newton Pamela Nagami
00:05:22
Play 13 Bk. I, Ch. 13: George II and Queen Caroline Pamela Nagami
00:12:05
Play 14 Bk. I, Ch. 14: The Porteous Riots Pamela Nagami
00:04:38
Play 15 Bk. I, Ch. 15: Walpole's Fall Pamela Nagami
00:08:39
Play 16 Bk. II: The Wars, Ch. 1: The Turks Pamela Nagami
00:14:05
Play 17 Bk. II, Ch. 2: Polish Succession War Pamela Nagami
00:10:39
Play 18 Bk. II, Ch. 3: Jenkins' Ear Pamela Nagami
00:13:47
Play 19 Bk. II, Ch. 4: Anson's Voyage Pamela Nagami
00:07:44
Play 20 Bk. II, Ch. 5: Austrian Succession Pamela Nagami
00:24:12
Play 21 Bk. II, Ch. 6: Battle of Dettingen Pamela Nagami
00:09:50
Play 22 Bk. II, Ch. 7: Dettingen to Fontenoy Pamela Nagami
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Play 23 Bk. II, Ch. 8: Campaign of Fontenoy Pamela Nagami
00:13:09
Play 24 Bk. II, Ch. 9: The Forty-Five, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 25 Bk. II, Ch. 9: The Forty-Five, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 26 Bk. II, Ch. 9: The Forty-Five, Pt. 3 Pamela Nagami
00:30:58
Play 27 Bk. II, Ch. 10: Remainder of the Continental War Pamela Nagami
00:09:31
Play 28 Bk. II, Ch. 11: Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle Pamela Nagami
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Play 29 Bk. III: Religion and Letters, Ch. 1: Wesley and Butler Pamela Nagami
00:15:28
Play 30 Bk. III, Ch. 2: Berkeley and Oglethorpe Pamela Nagami
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Play 31 Bk. III, Ch. 3: English Literature, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 32 Bk. III, Ch. 3: English Literature, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:17:59
Play 33 Bk. III, Ch. 4: French Literature, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:18:09
Play 34 Bk. III, Ch. 4: French Literature, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:13:55