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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... Rural Life Gordon Mingay 12 The Landed Elite Richard G. Wilson 13 The Middling Orders Nicholas Rogers 14 The Labouring Poor John Rule 15 Urban Life and Culture Peter Borsay 16 Women and the Family John D. Ramsbottom Part III Religion 17 ...
... Rural England: Tradition and Transformation in English Local Government, 1780–1840 and Government and Community in the English Provinces 1700–1870. Pamela Edwards gained her Ph.D. at the University of London and teaches at Richmond ...
... rural country and an agrarian economy, and a hierarchical and patriarchal society, in which a narrow landed elite exercised very considerable power and the majority of the population paid due deference to their economic and social ...
... rural Britain, retained a wide range of cultural practices and traditions, which were distinct from those of their social superiors and which sometimes brought them into conflict with the governing elite. Eighteenth-century Britain ...
... rural communities and urban communities of all sizes and types. Once they were elected, MPs represented all their constituents, not just those who had voted for them. Indeed, they were the representatives of the British people as a ...
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