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Published by Boydell Press in Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, Rochester, NY .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Lawson, Philip, 1949-1995.,
  • Hanover, House of.,
  • Imperialism -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Stephen Taylor, Richard Connors, and Clyve Jones.
ContributionsTaylor, Stephen, 1960-, Connors, Richard, 1964-, Jones, Clyve, 1944-, Lawson, Philip, 1949-1995.
LC ClassificationsDA480 .H25 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 349 p. :
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL372552M
ISBN 100851157203
LC Control Number98034196

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