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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... Taxation Patrick Karl O'Brien 4 Local Government and Local 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 ...
... taxation system, the political system and the ruling elite were seriously challenged at different stages during the century by Jacobite and American rebels, by French revolutionaries, and by domestic radicals. In economic and social ...
... taxes (and so controlled the supply of money entering the public purse). Besides these individual functions, all three institutions of crown, Lords and Commons combined to form the sovereign legislature. No bill could become law and no ...
... suggested extending the franchise to all men who paid certain taxes and so contributed to the upkeep of the state, while the most radical commentators pressed for a universal adult male suffrage (though only a. the british constitution 11.
... taxation, the monarch had to summon annual sessions of parliament in order to finance government policies, particularly costly wars. Queen Anne was the last monarch to veto parliamentary legislation (in the first decade of the century) ...
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