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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... Political Thought and Enlightenment and Dissent, and is revising her book on the political thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Jeremy Gregory was educated at Oxford University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of ...
... political views among the propertied elite. On the other hand, these essays also show: that the sovereignty of crown-in-parliament became increasingly assured; that, for the first time in its history, parliament met every year after ...
... political centre. It was not only middle-class males, however, who were affected by economic and social changes; both the poor and women of all classes began to escape from those economic fetters and social chains that had previously ...
... political and economic benefits. Without clear government planning or a decided imperial strategy, Britain acquired a large empire across the Atlantic, stretching from Hudson Bay to Trinidad. In the later eighteenth century British ...
... political agents in the state. Some of these changes were barely detected even by those who helped to make them. It ... political stability, because so many contemporary political actors offered very different interpretations of the ...
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