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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... 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 Gregory 18 Religious Minorities in England Colin Haydon 19 Methodism and the Evangelical ...
... poor and women of all classes began to escape from those economic fetters and social chains that had previously bound them and still bound a higher proportion of the subjects of other European states. Contributors to this Companion ...
... poor to afford the expense of another house in London. The highest recorded vote in the eighteenth century was when 176 peers voted on the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. Normally the attendance rarely reached 120 members, and much ...
... poor relief in particular. For a large proportion of the population the Church of England's ceremonies and rituals marked their major rites of passage through life. It offered a focus to their daily lives and a consolation in death ...
... poor relief, the food supply, and prices and wages. They were considered the guardians of public morals, tightened licensing laws, inaugurated anti-vagrancy campaigns, and dealt with gaming houses and the suppression of disorderly ...
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