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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... Late Eighteenth Century. Maura A. Henry studied for a time at the University of Sussex and graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts. Having gained her doctorate at Harvard University she has held a number of posts there, including ...
... eighteenth century, and Methodists became a rising force in the late eighteenth century. Scotland retained her own distinctive established church after the Union of 1707, but it too faced competition from other sects and churches. In ...
... late eighteenth century saw the beginnings of modern written constitutions, most notably the American Constitution of 1787 and a succession of constitutions in revolutionary France in the 1790s. The essential feature of the British ...
... late eighteenth century there was a resurgence of support for the authority of the king. Several high church clergymen claimed that the king's authority was still superior to that of parliament. The government of the Younger Pitt even ...
... late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It is true that these were rarely implemented to their full extent, but, none the less, anti-Catholicism was a widespread prejudice in British society and indeed a defining characteristic ...
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