Record #260 (edit record; developers only)

Date: 1742


England goes to war with Spain, incited by William Pitt the Elder for the sake of trade. Sir Robert Walpole resigns. Continental War under Carteret: Pitt denounces Carteret's policy as "a wild waste of England's resources for the despicable [Hanover] electorate."

Notes: Plumb, J. H. England in the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore, Md.: Penguin Books, 1963. 


*House of Hanover  

Links for William Pitt the Elder:

William Pitt (Biography of Pitt with account of the political situation of his time.)

Pitt's Speech on the Stamp Act (Transcription of William Pitt the Elder's speech.) (American Revolution HTML Project)


Links for Spain:

Si Spain (Includes info on contemporary and historical Spain.) (Spanish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada)

Si Spain: History of Spain (Links to historical information.) (Spanish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada)

Si Spain: Peninsular War and the Consitution of 1812 (Historical information.) (Spanish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada)


Links for Economics:

Bank of England (Bank of England's official website with brief history and other resources.)


Links for House of Hanover:

George I (History of George's reign, including the political situation of the time.)

George II (Concise history of George II, his reign, and the political situation of the time.)

Royal Geneologies: Frederick Louis Hanover, Prince of Wales (Geneology and life dates of Frederick.) (Denis Reid)

George III (Biography of George III Hanover, with notes on the political situation of his time.) (Brittania Internet Magazine)



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