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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... Society David Eastwood 5 Parliament, Parties and Elections (1688–1760) Brian Hill 6 Parliament, Parties and Elections (1760–1815) Stephen M. Lee 7 The Jacobite Movement Daniel Szechi 8 Popular Politics and Radical Ideas H. T. Dickinson ...
... society. They would have emphasized widespread support for a limited monarchy and have highlighted the prestige of a parliament dominated by the landed elite, but they would also have stressed that government and parliament did little ...
... society that cannot be understood without making an effort to examine the old and the new, the traditional and the dynamic, the changes and the continuities. This Companion, produced jointly by a range of experts drawn from several ...
... society sometimes sought to ape that culture, but in urban areas an enlightened culture arose which was both distinct from and also intersected with the elite culture of the landed classes. The people at large, in both urban and rural ...
... society and indeed a defining characteristic of that society and its constitution. Anti-Catholicism was so virulent that when parliament sought to relieve Catholics of some of the penal laws in 1778, this minor concession provoked 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