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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... colonies. This apparent calamity did not, however, have quite the devastating effect on British prestige and power that many contemporaries feared. This was, in part, because Britain remained by far the greatest commercial partner of ...
... colonies Other British territories Foreign areas Ft Niagara Quebec M A S S A C H U S E T T James R. S a v ann ah R. O tta w a R . GULF OF MEXICO 0 250 miles 0 400 km I N D I A N R E S E R V E Proclamation Line of 1763 S NEW YORK FLORIDA ...
... colonies in the 1760s and 1770s were frequently condemned in Britain as well as in the colonies for being unconstitutional. The American crisis forced some Whigs to revert to Locke's position: in normal matters of government the ...
... colonies. Thereafter, even the staunchest advocates of a sovereign parliament were fully conscious of the general commitment to the notion of government by consent and the widespread support for the liberties of the subject. Edmund ...
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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