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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... Royal Navy Richard Harding 38 Britain and the Slave Trade John Oldfield Bibliography Index 344 358 367 369 381 392 403 414 429 431 447 460 473 481 489 499 516 List of Maps Map 1 The counties of England and contents ix.
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... royal absolutism. They argued that subjects could throw off the 'Norman yoke' and assert their rights against monarchs who attempted to subvert their liberties. The Glorious Revolution of 1688–9 provided historical evidence of the ...
... royal sovereignty not only while there was a Jacobite claimant to the throne, but long afterwards. Indeed, in the late eighteenth century there was a resurgence of support for the authority of the king. Several high church clergymen ...
... royal court in order to secure royal favour. Court posts conferred honour, distinction, influence and material rewards, but it was the monarch's right to appoint to the leading positions in the government that made it vital for ...
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