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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... Irish History at the Queen's University, Belfast. His publications include Religion, Law and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660–1760, Priests and People in PreFamine Ireland 1780–1845 and, as general editor, The Oxford ...
... Irish politics in the later eighteenth century and is completing a study on Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire. John D. Ramsbottom was awarded his Ph.D. by Yale University and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer ...
... Irish peers or sons of English peers sat in the House of Commons early in the eighteenth century. By the 1740s this number had increased to about 100 and fifty years later it had increased to about 120MPs. Peers also influenced the ...
... Irish trade proposals in 1785. What needs to be recognized, however, is that all successful administrations stayed in office for long periods because their policies were acceptable to the majority of the House of Commons (and also to ...
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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