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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... Union and Disunion in the British Isles 28 Integration: Patriotism and Nationalism Colin Kidd 29 Scotland and the Union Alexander Murdoch 30 Wales in the Eighteenth Century Geraint H. Jenkins 31 Ireland: The Making of the 'Protestant ...
... Union of 1707, but it too faced competition from other sects and churches. In Ireland Protestant Dissent was a major influence in Ulster and in the other provinces the majority of the population remained Catholic. The Catholic question ...
... Union in 1800, and the creation of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801, was an effort to solve this problem and to make all inhabitants of the British Isles into 'Britons', but it ultimately foundered on the rocks of religious ...
... Union between England and Scotland – the English (later the British) constitution has evolved over centuries in various ways which were never written down. It is therefore largely a prescriptive and an organic constitution. The ...
... Union with Scotland. More frequent still were complaints by opposition elements that ministers were introducing legislation which was contrary to the spirit of the constitution. Government policies towards the American colonies in 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