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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... vote for the legislature which would make the laws and control the magistrates who enforced them. Despite the appeal of Paine's ideas to some radicals, support for his desire for a democratic republic was never widespread in Britain ...
... voted the public revenue. The executive and the judiciary also interacted with the legislature: the king appointed the ... vote of both houses of parliament. Thus, the British constitution was a complicated system of checks and balances ...
... vote on motions in parliament as they saw fit, but were delegates who could be instructed how to vote. 8 h. t. dickinson.
H. T. Dickinson. but were delegates who could be instructed how to vote on major issues by the electors who returned them to parliament. A few radicals considered setting up a national convention which would allow the people to resume ...
... vote should be given to the impoverished mob or rabble, who would be easily misled by corrupt men of wealth or by charismatic demagogues. The stability of the constitution depended on the representation of property because only men of ...
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