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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... Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Jacobites adhered to this doctrine well into the eighteenth century. The divine right theory had maintained that legitimate authority came only from God and that God favoured absolute monarchy. Kings ...
... Glorious Revolution of 1688–9 provided historical evidence of the readiness of the people to justify their legitimate constitutional rights, by force if necessary. Although a minority of radical Whigs justified the Glorious Revolution ...
... Glorious Revolution had been conservative in its intentions and limited in the changes it had made. In essence, it was not so much a revolution made as one prevented. Burke's case was put so effectively that some radicals abandoned the ...
... Glorious Revolution of 1688–9. After the Glorious Revolution the crown lost some, but not all, of its prerogative powers. The monarch had to be a Protestant (and after 1701 had to be an Anglican Protestant) and had to appoint only ...
... Glorious Revolution began a process that saw significant changes in the relationship between church and state. The Church of England undoubtedly lost some of its special privileges. It found it increasingly difficult to support divine ...
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