The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250135532

Category: History

Page: 416

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"Ackroyd, as always, is well worth the read." —Kirkus, starred review The fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England Dominion, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. Spanning the end of the Regency, Ackroyd takes readers from the accession of the profligate George IV whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, whose face was set against reform, to the ‘Sailor King’ William IV whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery. But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, at only eighteen years old, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress—from steam railways to the first telegram—swept the nation and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851. The emergence of the middle-classes changed the shape of society and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England, and spread secular ideas among the population. Though intense industrialization brought booming times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long work hours, and dire poverty. Yet by the end of Victoria’s reign, the British Empire dominated much of the globe, and Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.

A Biographical History of England

From Egbert the Great to the Revolution: Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes, and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads: Intended as an Essay Towards Reducing Our Biography to System, and a Help to the Knowledge of Portraits: Interspersed with a Variety of Anecdotes, and Memoirs of a Great Number of Persons ... With a Preface ...

Author: James Granger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The Agrarian History of England and Wales:

Author: Joan Thirsk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521200738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1128

View: 8746

This 1988 volume examines the agrarian history of England and Wales from Edward the Confessor to the outbreak of the Black Death in 1348.

A Biographical History of England, from Egbert to the Great Revolution

A supplement, consisting of corrections and large additions, to which are subjoined exact emendations and improvements of the index to the former volumes; and a list of curious portraits of eminent persons not yet engraved

Author: James Granger,Horace Walpole

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 547

View: 1571

Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats

Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgans Forschungen

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842416288

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

View: 4207

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veröffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Förderung der Kultur. Sie trägt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Author: Judith Brown,Wm Roger Louis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647365

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 2045

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume IV considers many aspects of the 'imperial experience' in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and vision, and the mechanisms of control and connection which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical 'periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of 'imperial subjects' - in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century world.

A biographical history of England, from the revolution to the end of George I's reign

being a continuation of the Rev. J. Granger's work ; consisting of characters disposed in different classes; and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads ; interspersed with a variety of anecdotes, and memoirs of a great number of persons

Author: Mark Noble,James Granger

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8829

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume IV

The Renaissance and Seventeenth Century Rationalism

Author: G.H.R. Parkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113493873X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 1719

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Constitutional History of the American Revolution

The Authority of Rights

Author: John Phillip Reid

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299108748

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 2151

This work addresses the central constitutional issues that divided the American colonists from their English legislators: the authority to tax, the authority to legislate, the security of rights, the nature of law, and the foundation of constitutional government in custom and contractarian theory.

The History Of England

From The Revolution To The Death Of George The Second. Designed as a Continuation of Mr. Hume's History. In Six Volumes

Author: Tobias George Smollett

Publisher: N.A



Page: 246

View: 5880

The History Of England

From The Invasion Of Julius Caesar To The Revolution in 1688. 9

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 418

View: 8706