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  George Canning - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
GEORGE CANNING (1770-1827), British statesman, was born in London on the i i th of.April 1770.
In 1618 a George Canning, son of Richard Canning of Foxcote in Warwickshire, received a grant of the manor of Garvagh in Londonderry, Ireland, from King James I.
Canning was constantly reminded that his mother was a strolling actress, and was accused of foisting his pauper family on the public funds.
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 William Hazlitt's Essay from The Spirit of the Age, "The Right Hon. George Canning."
Canning never, by any chance, reminds one of the poet or the philosopher, of the admirer of nature, or even the man of the world -- he is a mere House-of-Commons man, and since he was transferred there from College, appears never to have seen or thought of any other place.
Canning's success as an orator, and the space he occupies in the public mind, are strong indications of the Genius of the Age, in which words have obtained a mastery over things, and 'to call evil good and good evil,' is thought the mark of a superior and happy spirit.
Canning's style was one of the rollers by which the transition was effected, and Legitimacy shown to be a middle term between divine right and the choice of the people, compatible with both, and convertible into either, at the discretion of the Crown or pleasure of the speaker.
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 George Canning at AllExperts
George Canning's impoverished background and limited financial resources, however, made unlikely a bright political future with the Whigs, who were led by those members of the wealthy landed aristocracy in opposition to the Crown.
Canning resigned from office once more in 1820, on this occasion in opposition to the treatment of Queen Caroline, wife of the new King George IV who had become estranged from her husband.
Canning was one of the first prominent politicians of the era to openly use the label "Tory", which came into use in the 1790s as a term for the Pittites.
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 George Canning
George Canning (1770-1827) was a politician and, briefly, British Prime Minister.
In 1809, Canning got into a duel with the Colonial Secretary, Lord Castlereagh, and both were forced to leave the Cabinet.
In 1816 Canning finally returned to the Cabinet as President of the Board of Control, but in 1820 Canning resigned from government again in support of Queen Caroline, with whom he had almost certainly had a short affair some years before.
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 George Canning - Search View - MSN Encarta
When Pitt again became prime minister in 1804, Canning was appointed treasurer of the navy, an office he held until the death of Pitt in 1806.
Canning was wounded and both men resigned from their posts.
Canning held a series of minor offices until 1822, when he succeeded Castlereagh as foreign secretary and leader of the House of Commons.
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 the biography of George Canning - life story
Canning was descended from a branch of the family which had settled in Ulster; James I granted the manor of Garvagh (Londonderry) in 1618.
Canning became MP for Tralee in 1802: this was the year in which he wrote the poem 'The pilot that weathered the storm' in honour of Pitt's birthday.
Canning had to open negotiations with Lord Lansdown, the leader of the Whigs, in an effort to form a coalition government; he was successful in bringing in Lansdown and the Duke of Devonshire.
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 George Canning (1770-1827)
George Canning was born into an Anglo-Irish family on 11 April 1770, the first son and second and only child of his father's three children.
Canning met Pitt the Younger in 1792; Pitt promptly became Canning's hero and he changed his alliance from the Whigs to the Tory party.
Canning was a supporter of the abolition of slavery and, throughout his time at the Foreign Office, fought to uphold Britain's best interests.
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 George Canning
Canning, who was left destitute, received no help from her husband's family, and went on the stage, where she was not successful.
Canning had the glaring examples of Edmund Burke and Sheridan himself to show him that the great "revolution families" -- Cavendishes, Russells, Bentincks -- who controlled the Whig party, would never allow any man, however able, who did not belong to their connection, to rise to the first rank.
Canning succeeded in constructing a ministry in April -- but the hopes and the fears of friends and enemies proved to be equally unfounded.
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 George Canning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However Canning refused as he also wished to be Leader of the House of Commons and was reluctant to serve in government with Castlereagh.
However Canning's health was already in decline and on August 8 1827 he died in the very room as Fox had done so, 21 years earlier.
Canning married Joan Scott (later 1st Viscountess Canning) (1776-1837) on 8 July 1800, with John Hookham Frere and William Pitt the Younger as witnesses. /wiki/index.php/George_Canning   (1641 words)

 George IV
George IV spent the majority of his reign in seclusion at Windsor Castle, but continued to interfere in politics.
George IV died in 1830 and was buried in Windsor Castle.
In Edinburgh George IV Bridge is a main street linking the Old Town High Street to the south over the ravine of the Cowgate, designed by the architect Thomas Hamilton in 1829 and completed in 1835.
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 George Canning
George Canning was born in London on 11th April, 1770.
Canning was furious when he discovered that the secretary of war, Lord Castlereagh, sent the troops to Holland instead.
The Duke of Wellington led the fight against this measure and although passed by the House of Commons, it was defeated in the House of Lords.
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 Berkshire History: Biographies: George Canning (1770-1827)
George Canning was the son of George Canning Senior, a younger son of an old Irish family, and of Mary Anne Costello.
However, nothing can possibly excuse the intrigue that Canning then started, in Cabinet, against his colleague, who was kept, for months, in ignorance that his removal was being planned.
It suited Canning to pose as having had nothing to do with the settlement of the map of Europe in 1815, but it is greatly to his credit that, in practice, he did nothing to upset that settlement.
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 George Canning Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
George Canning was born in London on April 11, 1770, the son of a barrister who had been disowned by his well-to-do Londonderry family.
From 1816 to 1820 Canning was in the Cabinet as president of the Board of Control for India and served there with distinction, but he resigned in 1820 to support Queen Caroline in the divorce case.
Canning was able to recruit others, but the transition dragged out to 6 weeks of intense strain from which, bearing a heavy cold, he never recovered.
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 George Canning Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
George Canning was born April 11, 1770 in London.
Canning served as foreign secretary from 1807-1809 and 1822-1827.
George Canning died suddenly in office on August 8, 1827.
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 FRENCH CANNINGS: George Canning of Cleveland Ohio and of France
It is tempting to think of the Cannings as all of a sudden moving to England, then with equal finality, moving to the U.S. However, the picture that is emerging for our family, including George of Cleveland, is one of many reciprocal visits across the Atlantic on the part of many family members.
In George's memoirs, he says that even though he was only about 3 years old, he recalls no longer seeing his father's head on the pillow where it usually was, and when told his father had been taken away in a coffin, he imagined it to be standing vertically.
George's interest and abilities in shorthand certainly continued, because his diary was written in his own amalgamation of several different types of shorthand, which only a U.S. court expert (Morris I. Kligman, C.S.R., friend of Mana Marx) was able to decode (per request of George's son Anthony B. Canning of Ft. Worth).
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 George Canning
Canning was known for his opposition to parliamentary reform and his advocacy of Catholic emancipation.
Canning holds the record of having served as prime minister for the shortest period.
Canning adored her and trusted her judgement on everything, discussing all his public and private concerns with her.
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 GEORGE CANNING (1770-1... - Online Information article about GEORGE CANNING (1770-1...
Though his relations with Pitt began to be somewhat strained towards the end, he left office on the minister's death on the 21st of January 18o6.
Canning succeeded in constructing a ministry in April-but the hopes and the fears of friends and enemies proved to be equally unfounded.
Phillips, George Canning (London, 1903), with reproductions of contemporary portraits and caricatures; H.
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 George Canning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Canning (April 11, 1770 – August 8, 1827) was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and, briefly, Prime Minister.
George Canning's impoverished background and limited financial resources, however, made unlikely a bright political future in a Whig party whose political ranks were led mostly by members of the wealthy landed aristocracy in league with the newly rich industrialist classes.
Canning refused, as he also wished to be Leader of the House of Commons and was reluctant to serve in any government with Castlereagh.
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 George Canning Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
George Canning began his active political career in 1793 as a Tory member of Parliament for Newtown.
While he was in Parliament, Canning began his active opposition to the Revolution party by writing essays for the Anti-Jacobin or Weekly Examiner.
Canning urged a vigorous prosecution of the war, disagreeing strongly with Castlereagh; they resolved their differences with a duel in which Canning was slightly wounded.
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 §4. George Canning; "The Anti-Jacobin". II. Political Writers and Speakers. Vol. 11. The Period of the French ...
George Ellis; John Hookham Frere; William Gifford; The Baviad; The Maeviad
It was to combat this propaganda and to hearten the national resistance that George Canning, Pitt’s ablest lieutenant, founded his periodical, The Anti-Jacobin.
The new journal, in addition to the customary contents of a newspaper, was to contradict systematically the statements of the other side, to ridicule any prominent person well-disposed towards the revolution, and to hold up to honour the old ideals of English polity.
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 The story of Andrew Jackson, Robert Stuart Castelreigh, and George Canning’s left buttock
George Canning, the Foreign Secretary, rose from modest stock, born of an Irish actress and educated by his uncle.
Canning exploited this disaster in a campaign to remove Castlereigh from his position as Secretary of War, and secretly passed inflammatory papers to members of the government urging his ouster.
Canning’s ball took a button off of Castlereigh’s coat, sparing his life by mere inches.
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 AllRefer.com - George Canning (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Canning was converted to Toryism by the French Revolution, became a disciple of William Pitt, and was his undersecretary for foreign affairs (1796–99).
He exerted great influence in military affairs, planning the seizure of the Danish fleet at Copenhagen (1807) and supporting British intervention in Spain and Portugal (see Peninsular War).
However, he quarreled with Lord Castlereagh, and after a duel, in which Canning was wounded, both resigned from the ministry.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Canning entered politics in 1793 as a member of Parliament.
Following the death of Castlereagh in 1822, Canning became foreign secretary and prime minister five years later.
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 FRENCH CANNINGS: George Canning, Prime Minister of England
George Senior had been expelled from his home in Northern Ireland by his father Stratford Canning, and disinherited, for falling in love with an unacceptable girl.
George was diligent all his life in attempting to aid his half-siblings.
Another George Canning was very active in organizing the Plantation of Ulster in 1615 was from Warwickshire.
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 George Canning, Denmark Hill, London - pub details # beerintheevening.com
Looks like the George Canning's owner/ manager / staff member / PR company wrote the last review...
On a recent visit after a month or so I do think it has improved, the staff were much more attentive and competent and the general atmosphere was better.
The Canning is definitely worth a visit- the best bar in Camberwell and denmark hill by far.
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 Statue of George Canning in Westminster - London - UK Attraction
George Canning played a significant part in British politics during the late 18th and early 19th Century.
He served tirelessly as foreign secretary for many years and in fact served a short time as Prime Minister, although he is not really famous for this.
Canning was a great reforming politician and challenged the status quo as a parliamentarian, pushing back the barriers of due process and helping to shape politics in the modern age.
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 George Canning - MSN Encarta
Relaunching a career, by book or by bootstrap
George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, a Tory, who entered the House of Commons in 1794 as the protégé and supporter of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.
His resignation three years later was prompted by his continuing feud with the secretary of war, Viscount Castlereagh.
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