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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... of East Anglia. His publications include (with T. R. Gourvish) The British Brewing Industry, 1830–1980 and (with Alan Mackley) Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House, 1660–1880. xiv contributors.
... House of Lords and the House of Commons. This mixed form of government achieved the greatest number of advantages and the fewest evils of any political system. Three pure forms of government were recognized: namely, monarchy ...
... House of Lords was the supreme court oflaw and the House of Commons voted the public revenue. The executive and the judiciary also interacted with the legislature: the king appointed the judges, who sat in the House of Lords, where they ...
... House of Commons, was in a position to resist the abuse of power by the executive and was strong enough to defend the liberties of the subject. It was generally agreed that this could be done only if the House of Commons represented the ...
... houses of parliament. As we shall see, this task was greatly eased by the extent of crown patronage. Indeed, it was ... House of Commons, which did certainly control the purse strings of the state. The Lords however did contain many of ...
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