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  • Who's Who in Early Hanoverian Britain [top]
    Edited by Geoffrey Treasure
    First published in 1991 in Great Britain by Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers in hardback, 450pp, ISBN 0856830763
    Jacket design by Alan Downs based on portraits and busts of Flora Macdonald, Alexander Pope, James Wolfe and Edmund Burke

About this book/synopsis: This book spans the period from the death of Queen Anne in 1714 to the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. These 75 years witnessed two Jacobite risings, the evolution of cabinet government, major additions to the British Empire, despite the loss of the American colonies, and at home the stirrings of radical reform - it was the age of The Enlightenment. The book contains over 190 shore biographies of eminent personalities: the range is extensive, embracing royalty, politicians, poets, philosophers, artists, writers and investors. The author has drawn on the findings of the latest scholarship and conveys more than the bare facts about his subjects' lives: he places them in the context of their time and evokes what was distinctive and interesting in their personality and achievement.

The book is arranged broadly in chronological order - this makes it easier for the reader to review and understand the relationships between contemporaries and to put them in their proper context. The work is indexed - and this cross-references the different individuals enabling readers to find what they are looking for quickly and easily

About the author: Geoffrey Treasure at the time of publications was Senior Master at Harrow School and besides the two volumes he has written for the six-part Who's Who series, he has penned many articles and written about French and European history - most notably Seventeenth century France (with plates) (rev. ed., John Murray, 1981), The Making of Modern Europe (Routledge, 1985), and the 1992 Encylopedia Britannica.

Contents:
General Introduction
Preface
List of Illustrations

Who's Who in Early Hanoverian Britain
Further Reading
Index

Biographies:
George I (1660-1727)
James, 1st Earl Stanhope (1673-1721)
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738)
Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1674-1722)
James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (1665-1745)
Simon Fraser, 12th Baron Lovat (1667?-1747)
John Erskine, 11th Earl of Mar (1675-1732)
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732)
Matthew Tindal (1657-1733)
William Wake (1657-1737)
Benjamin Hoadly (1675-1761)
Edmund Gibson (1669-1748)
Thomas Coram (1668-1751)
Jethro Tull (1674-1741)
Jonathan Wild (1683-1725)
Richard Turpin (1706-1739)
George II (1683-1760)
Queen Caroline (1683-1737)
Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745)
William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath (1684-1764)
William Shippen (1673-1743)
Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet (1687-1740)
George Wade (1673-1748)
Jean-Louis Ligonier (1680-1770)
Edward Vernon (1684-1757)
Richard Nash (1674-1762)
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
John Gay (1685-1732)
John Arbuthnot (1667-1735)
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
Stephen Hales (1677-1761)
George Berkeley (1685-1753)
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
William Law (1686-1761)
John Byrom (1692-1763)
Joseph Butler (1692-1752)
Lord John Carteret, Earl Granville (1690-1763)
William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington (1690-1756)
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chester (1694-1773)
Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764)
George Bubb Dodington, Lord Melcombe (1691-1762)
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693-1768)
The Honourable Henry Pelham (1695-1754)
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl Burlington (1695-1753)
William Kent (1684?-1748)
John Michael Rysbrack (1693-1770)
Louis Francois Roubiliac (1695-1762)
John Harrison (1692-1776)
James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785)
William Warburton (1698-1779)
John Wesley (1703-1791)
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Selina, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791)
George Whitefield (1714-1770)
John William Fletcher (1729-1785)
Lord George Anson (1697-1762)
The Honourable John Byng (1704-1757)
Sir Edward Hawke, Lord Hawke (1705-1781)
Sir Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Sir George Pocock (1706-1792)
Sir Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Benjamin Huntsman (1704-1766)
Sampson Gideon (1699-1762)
James Hargreaves (? - 1778)
William Beckford (1709-1770)
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)
Henry Fox (1705-1774)
William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
Robert Dodsley (1703-1764)
John Newbery (1713-1767)
Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
David Garrick (1717-1779)
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
James Thomson (1700-1748)
Thomas Warton (1728-1790)
Thomas Percy (1729-1811)
Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788)
Henry Benedict York (1725-1807)
Lord George Murray (1694-1760)
Duncan Forbes (1685-1747)
George Keith, 11th Earl Marischal (1693-1778)
Donald Cameron of Lochiel (1695-1748)
Flora Macdonald (1722-1790)
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765)
Robert Macqueen, Lord Braxfield (1722-1799)
David Hume (1711-1776)
Allan Ramsay (1713-1784)
Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775)
Robert Clive, Baron Clive (1725-1774)
Sir Eyre Coote (1726-1883)
Jeffrey Amherst, Baron Amherst (1717-1797)
James Wolfe (1727-1759)
George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield (1717-1790)
John Manners, Marquis of Granby (1721-1770)
Jonas Hanway (1712-1786)
Thomas Gilbert (1720-1798)
John Howard (1726-1790)
Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1791)
Gilbert White (1720-1793)
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron (1709-1773)
Lord George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville (1716-1785)
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792)
Charles Townshend (1725-1767)
James Lind (1716-1794)
John Metcalf (1717-1810)
James Brindley (1716-1772)
Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (1736-1803)
John Lombe (1693-1722)
John Wilkinson (1728-1808)
James Hutton (1726-1797)
John Hunter (1728-1793)
Joseph Black (1728-1799)
Henry Cavendish (1731-1810)
Matthew Boulton (1728-1809)
Richard Arkwright (1732-1792)
Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779)
John Roebuck (1718-1794)
Andrew Meikle (1719-1811)
John Smeaton (1724-1792)
Robert Bakewell (1725-1795)
Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782)
George Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1719-1792)
Sir Edward Hughes (1720-1794)
Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724-1816)
The Honourable John Byron (1723-1786)
Viscount Keppel Augustus (1725-1786)
Alexander Cozens (? - 1786) and John Robert Cozens (1752-1799)
Paul Sandby (1725-1809)
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
George Stubbs (1724-1806)
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Richard Wilson (1714-1782)
Lancelot Brown (1716-1783)
James Gibbs (1682-1754)
Sir William Chambers (1726-1796)
Robert Adam (1728-1792)
Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
George III (1738-1820)
Queen Charlotte - Charlotte Sophia, Princess of Mecklenburgstrelitz (1744-1818)
John Stuart Bute, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792)
The Honourable George Grenville (1712-1770)
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811)
John Wilkes (1727-1797)
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Christopher Wyvill (1740-1822)
Lord George Gordon (1751-1793)
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool (1727-1808)
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Charles Watson Wentworth, Earl of Malton and 2nd Marquis of Rockingham (1730-1782)
Frederick, 8th Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792). Only gained the title 2nd Earl of Guilford 2 years before his death.
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1737-1805)
Adam Smith (1723-1790)
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Richard Price (1723-1791)
James Watt (1736-1819)
Jesse Ramsden (1732-1800)
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
Henry Cort (1740-1800)
John Palmer (1742-1818)
Sir Charles Douglas (?-1789)
Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823)
Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809)
Warren Hastings (1732-1818)
Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818)
Sir William Jones (1746-1794)
James Cook (1728-1779)
James Bruce (1730-1794)
Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
Joseph Banks (1743-1820)
William Cowper (1731-1800)
George Crabbe (1754-1832)
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793)
Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)
Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow (1731-1806)
James Macpherson (1736-1796)
James Boswell (1740-1795)
James Woodforde (1740-1803)
Joseph Wright (1734-1797)
Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823)
Sir Henry Clinton (1738-1795)
Sir William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729-1814)
Richard Howe, 4th (Irish) Viscount, Later Earl Howe (1726-1799)
William Bligh (1754-1817)

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