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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... Whig: The Struggle in the Constituencies 1701–1715 and Stability and Strife: England 1714–1760. Daniel Szechi graduated from Sheffield University and gained his doctorate at Oxford University. He is at present Professor of History at ...
... Whigs endorsed his views in the first half of the eighteenth century. In the later eighteenth century, however, a number of radicals not only revived the notion of the original contract, but were much more explicit than Locke had been ...
... Whigs justified the Glorious Revolution by appeals to the contract theory and by claims that the people had forcibly ... Whig claim that the Glorious Revolution deserved to be celebrated because it had carried through the limited changes ...
... Whig and radical opponents of royal power were also concerned about the concept of an absolutely sovereign ... Whigs to revert to Locke's position: in normal matters of government the legislature was sovereign, but it could not gravely ...
... Whig politicians as an arm of an Erastian state. Furthermore, even the ecclesiastical courts steadily lost authority over the morals of the laity in the early eighteenth century. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 also meant the ...
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