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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... Reform, 1660–1828: Archbishops of Canterbury and their Diocese and, as co-author, The Longman Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688–1820. Richard Harding graduated from Leicester University and took his Ph.D. at Birkbeck College ...
... reform and development of the fiscal administration. Between 1660 and the early eighteenth century this fiscal administration evolved into an effective instrument for ensuring that the state was continuously supplied with money. A ...
... Reform For the historian, the eighteenth-century British state is difficult to come to grips with because it had several different aspects. It possessed an efficient fiscal and a powerful military apparatus, which allowed Britain to ...
... reform was not least the result of a failure to achieve economical reform, which, it was hoped, would put an end to, in contemporary jargon, 'extravagance'. Criticism voiced inside and outside parliament in the early 1780s was not ...
... reform, and to implement it, was all the easier as in the eighteenth century the British state at central level had taken on responsibility for a much narrower range of tasks than its continental counterparts. The 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