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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... Landed Elite Richard G. Wilson 13 The Middling Orders Nicholas Rogers 14 The Labouring Poor John Rule 15 Urban Life and Culture Peter Borsay 16 Women and the Family John D. Ramsbottom Part III Religion 17 The Church of England Jeremy ...
... landed elite dominating politics and society. They would have emphasized widespread support for a limited monarchy and have highlighted the prestige of a parliament dominated by the landed elite, but they would also have stressed that ...
... landed elite; the importance of patronage and influence over election results; the survival of ancient institutions of local government; and the predominance of rather conservative political views among the propertied elite. On the ...
... elite, bourgeois and popular cultures. The landed elite developed an impressively cohesive culture that enabled it to maintain its dominant political and social position. The middling orders in society sometimes sought to ape that ...
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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