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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... Elections (1688–1760) Brian Hill 6 Parliament, Parties and Elections (1760–1815) Stephen M. Lee 7 The Jacobite Movement Daniel Szechi 8 Popular Politics and Radical Ideas H. T. Dickinson 9 The Crisis of the French Revolution Emma ...
... election results; the survival of ancient institutions of local government; and the predominance of rather conservative political views among the propertied elite. On the other hand, these essays also show: that the sovereignty of crown ...
... elected, MPs represented all their constituents, not just those who had voted for them. Indeed, they were the ... election to the House of Commons. In contrast to those conservative voices who sought to defend the existing electoral ...
... elected Scottish representative peers, the most senior 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 ...
... election ofa Speaker of the House, who would be at least sympathetic to the government side, if not usually servile. They worked even harder to ensure that the chairmen of parliamentary committees (especially the committee of supply and ...
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