Topic: Britain

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George III

George III became king in 1760. This portrait depicts him in his coronation robes. His rich silks and ermine (white fur) were traditional royal clothes. The fact that...
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George III

This portrait depicts King George III of Great Britain in military attire, symbolizing the monarch’s willingness to lead his nation in war. Although far from the tyrant that...
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George III’s Address to Parliament

In this speech in October 1775, George III declares the colonies in rebellion and authorizes the use of force to put down the insurrection. The King accuses American...
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Hanoverian Coat of Arms

This image shows the coat of arms of the House of Hanover, which ruled Great Britain after 1714. George III was the third of the Hanoverian monarchs. The...
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Jefferson to Albert Gallatin

In this letter to Albert Gallatin, Jefferson expressed his desire to recruit top European academics, particularly scientists, for his new university. When the University of Virginia held its...
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Jefferson to John Cartwright

In this letter to the English reformer John Cartwright, Jefferson restated his long-held belief that the only purpose of government was to protect people’s rights. Cartwright had pushed...
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Jefferson to John Randolph

In this letter, Thomas Jefferson writes to his fellow Virginian, John Randolph, who has fled to England. By this time in 1775, Americans had formed the Continental Congress...
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Jefferson to John Randolph

In this letter, Thomas Jefferson writes to his fellow Virginian, John Randolph, who has fled to England. By this time in 1775, Americans had formed the Continental Congress...
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Jefferson to Madame de Corny

In this letter to his friend Madame de Corny, Thomas Jefferson conceded that London was a great place to shop. Jefferson, who held a diplomatic post in Paris...
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Les Isles Britanniques

This early eighteenth century map of England and Ireland was printed in France and provided a detailed rendering of the local jurisdictions within the country. The mapmaker, Guillame...