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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... Pitt and Crowds, Culture and Politics in Georgian Britain. John Rule was educated at Cambridge and Warwick universities and is currently a Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton. His publications include Albion's ...
... Pitt even had to condemn the constitutional claims made for George III by John Reeves, one of the government's most fervent supporters, in his ultra-conservative tract, Thoughts on English Government (1795). For most of the eighteenth ...
... Pitt the Younger was too cold and aloof to perform such tasks, but the work was done for him by able lieutenants such as Henry Dundas and Henry Addington. Effective administrations also manipulated parliamentary procedures to government ...
... Pitt, who had come to power in 1784, accepted only a limited number of the commissioners' suggestions. No more than three of their numerous proposals were put into practice, and one of these was the proposal to appoint another ...
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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