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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... interest in, and love for, the past. It aims to further the study of teaching of history at all levels. Membership is open to everyone: teacher and student, amateur and professional. Membership offers a range of journals, activities and ...
... interest in intellectual discourse, in the role of gender and of women, and in crime and disorder. Whatever their particular research interests, all historians now agree that eighteenth-century Britain was A COMPANION TO EIGHTEENTH ...
H. T. Dickinson. research interests, all historians now agree that eighteenth-century Britain was a vibrant, multi-faceted and multi-layered society that cannot be understood without making an effort to examine the old and the new, the ...
... interests. Conservative commentators believed that the House of Commons did effectively represent the people and their interests. It was claimed that parliament represented all the powerful interests in the country since many of the ...
... interest. By such means crown patronage could strongly 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 ...
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