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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... Protestant Ascendancy', 1690–1760 Paddy McNally 32 Ireland: Radicalism, Rebellion and Union MartynJ. Powell Part VI Britain and the Wider World 33 Britain's Emergence as a European Power, 1688–1815 H. M. Scott 34 Britain and the ...
... Protestant Dissenters remained a force to be reckoned with throughout the eighteenth century, and Methodists became a rising force in the late eighteenth century. Scotland retained her own distinctive established church after the Union ...
... Protestant Dissenters, Catholics and atheists could claim the same political rights as Anglican Protestants under an essentially Anglican Protestant constitution. Freedom of worship was given to Protestant Dissenters as early as the ...
... Protestant (and after 1701 had to be an Anglican Protestant) and had to appoint only Anglicans to offices in the state. The monarch ceased to be able to pass or seriously amend laws without consent of parliament and, because of the ...
... Protestant Dissenters to worship freely outside the Church of England and gradually Roman Catholics were allowed similar rights in practice. The Act of Union with Scotland in 1707 brought a largely Presbyterian country into the state ...
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