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(University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThis thesis offers the first extensive explanation of a unique papal privilege conceded to the Society of Jesus in 1551. This privilege allowed the new religious order to bring former heretics back into the Catholic Church ...
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisJoseph Townsend’s 1786 Dissertation on the Poor Laws has achieved iconic status as the archetypical argument for abolishing poor relief. It was dismissed by Townsend’s friend Jeremy Bentham as propounding the ‘no provision, ...
'The education of the modern king, the constitutional king': raising heirs to the throne in nineteenth century Spain (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-04) - ThesisThis thesis analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. The main subjects of this investigations are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time ...
'The future of Italy': the heirs to the Savola throne and the dissemination of Italianita, 1860-1900 (University of St Andrews, 2017-11-09) - ThesisThis thesis explores the role played by the heirs to the throne of Italy between 1860 and 1900. It focuses on the future kings Umberto I (1844-1900) and Vittorio Emanuele III (1869-1947), as well as their respective ...