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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... influence; the domination of parliament by the aristocratic, landed elite; the importance of patronage and influence over election results; the survival of ancient institutions of local government; and the predominance of rather ...
... influence of religion in general on eighteenth-century Britain and the significant spiritual, moral and political role of the Church of England in particular. They appreciate that Britain was not so secularized as historians once ...
... influence, however, he did not persuade most British radicals to abandon an appeal to the historic rights of the subject under the ancient constitution. Almost all commentators in the eighteenth century described the constitution as a ...
... influence. The monarch was the supreme head of the Church of England. The monarch could still summon or prorogue parliament when it was most convenient to do so. The monarch always remained at the pinnacle of an aristocratic social ...
... influence though not entirely control the votes of about 100MPs in the earlier eighteenth century and perhaps 200 in the later eighteenth century. This bloc of pro-government MPs was usually known as the Court and Treasury party, though ...
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