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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... major influence in Ulster and in the other provinces the majority of the population remained Catholic. The Catholic question and sectarian divisions bedevilled internal relations on that island and undoubtedly soured relations with ...
... major European powers. Britain in 1815 was a formidable power, a far stronger and much more important state than she had been in 1688. Finally, the essays here take up a recent subject of much historical enquiry: to what extent was ...
H. T. Dickinson. but were delegates who could be instructed how to vote on major issues by the electors who returned them to parliament. A few radicals considered setting up a national convention which would allow the people to resume ...
... major features of that constitution. They generally maintained that Britain possessed an ancient, prescriptive constitution; that liberty and stability were secured by Britain's mixed government and balanced constitution; that the ...
... major political tasks to perform in order to retain royal favour and support: to maintain domestic peace, to avoid unsuccessful wars abroad, and to find the financial resources through loans and taxes to achieve these objectives. These ...
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