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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... Army Stanley D. M. Carpenter 37 The Royal Navy Richard Harding 38 Britain and the Slave Trade John Oldfield Bibliography Index 344 358 367 369 381 392 403 414 429 431 447 460 473 481 489 499 516 List of Maps Map 1 The counties of ...
... army and navy, which were so essential to the growth of British power and her remarkable imperial expansion. In the ... army, and her more professional and effective navy. While her successes may have been built on an army, navy and ...
... army and navy officers, the judges (who could speak but not vote), and several holders of royal pensions. The number of peers holding positions of profit or trust under the crown increased from about fifty earlier in the eighteenth ...
... army and the navy. Whereas parliament had granted money for a good 100,000 men in the army and the navy during the Nine Years' War, by the time of the War of American Independence this figure had risen to almost 200,000. The largest ...
... army, the navy, subsidies for foreign troops and the repayment of debts incurred as a result of previous wars. Thus, Britain spent a similar proportion of its income on military purposes as did the eighteenth-century Prussian 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