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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... France, 1792–1802. Paddy McNally was educated at Queen's University, Belfast and is currently Senior Lecturer in History at University College, Worcester. His publications include Parties, Patriots and Undertakers: Parliamentary ...
... France in the 1790s. The essential feature of the British constitution is not simply that it predates any of these modern constitutions, but that it is unwritten. Although some fundamental features of the British constitution were ...
... France, for example, could make do with a slim state apparatus. War and Taxation This view of the British state in the eighteenth century, which has left deep traces in the literature, has since been subjected to a thoroughgoing ...
... France (1793–1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15). This means that out of about 140 years, Britain was at war for almost seventy. Among the states of continental Europe, only France, Britain's biggest rival, could compare in this ...
... France. It has been estimated that this military conflict, lasting more than twenty years, cost around £1,039 million in current prices and that the total expenditure corresponded to something like six times the value of prewar national ...
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