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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... parliament became increasingly assured; that, for the first time in its history, parliament met every year after 1689; how political parties rose, declined and began to rise again; and how both central and local government were not ...
... parliament, and between parliament and people. These disputes sometimes led to armed conflict and political revolution, but, much more often, they have produced minor shifts in the balance of power and in constitutional arrangements ...
... parliament. The aristocracy enjoyed the highest honours in the state, sat in the upper house of parliament as of right, and formed the highest court ofjustice in the land. The members of the House of Commons were the representatives of ...
... parliament. None the less, despite such repeated claims, it is misleading to believe that the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty gained universal approval or that it was unchallenged throughout the eighteenth century. There were ...
... parliament without breaching the trust of the people, dissolving civil government and returning the people to the state of nature. While the critics of the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty did not succeed in having it rejected ...
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