A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain
H. T. Dickinson
John Wiley & Sons, 2008 M04 15 - 592 pages
This authoritative Companion introduces readers to the developments that lead to Britain becoming a great world power, the leading European imperial state, and, at the same time, the most economically and socially advanced, politically liberal and religiously tolerant nation in Europe.
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... Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century England, c.1714–80 and (edited with John Walsh and Stephen Taylor) The Church of England, c.1689–c.1833. Eckhart Hellmuth gained his doctorate and his habilitation at the University of Trier. He is ...
... Catholic. The Catholic question and sectarian divisions bedevilled internal relations on that island and undoubtedly soured relations with Great Britain. There is now widespread interest in cultural history. There are essays in this ...
... Catholic ruler, and growing confidence in their ability to operate the system of limited monarchy established by the Glorious Revolution, persuaded most men to abandon support for the theory of divine right. John Locke, in his ...
... Catholic monarch who could not be trusted to uphold the ancient constitution) and by restating the traditional privileges of parliament and the ancient liberties of the subject by such measures as the Bill of Rights and the Triennial ...
... Catholics was much worse. Under the constitution they were probably thirdclass citizens. Freedom of worship and various political rights and civil liberties were legally denied to Roman Catholics by a series of harsh penal laws passed ...
Part II The Economy and Society
Part III Religion
Part IV Culture
Part V Union and Disunion in the British Isles
Part VI Britain and the Wider World