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Albion Ascendant English History 1660-1815

by Wilfrid Prest

  • ISBN: 9780198204183
  • ISBN10: 0198204183

Albion Ascendant English History 1660-1815

by Wilfrid Prest

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780198204183
  • ISBN10: 0198204183
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Description: Part I: Restoration England 1660-1668 1. England and the English:- Time, land, people; Getting and spending; Hierarchies; Government; Church and dissent; Culture and Ideas; England, Britain, Europe, and the wider world 2. Settlement Deferred:- Restoration, accommodation, demobilization; Cavaliers, conspirators, dissenters; Charles II and the crisis of 1666-1667; Unstable alliances, 1668-1677; Popish plot, reaction and proscription; James II, 1685-1688: a threat to Church and state?; William of Orange and the Protestant wind Part II: Post-Revolutionary England, 1689-1715 3. Glorious Revolution?:- Revolutionary practice and principles; Crown and parliament; Law, liberty, and toleration: how much and for whom?; Historians and the revolution 4. The Rage of Party:- Political assumptions, ideologies, structures; War and peace, 1689-1701; Queen Anne and a Church Militant, 1702-1710; Jacobitism and the Protestant succession, 1710-1715 5. War and the State:- Revolution, diplomacy, and war; The sinews of war; The state's servants; Great Britain as a world power 6. Trade and the Towns:- Commercial revolution; Middling orders; Urbanity: London and the provinces; Economic concepts and calculations Part III: Great Britain: Liberty and Property, 1707-1745 7. The State of the Union:- Defoe's England; Wales; Scotland; Ireland 8. From Party Strife to One-Party Rule:- The Elector of Hanover, King George I; The Venetian oligarchy inaugurated; Parliamentary management; Opposition, war, and Walpole's fall; Crown and parliament - who ruled Britain? 9. Religious Belief and Practice:- Church and chapel; Latitudarianism and freethinking; 'Serving the Designes of Enthusiasm'; Confessional state or secularizing society? 10. Production and Consumption:- The Landed interest - depression and improvement; Manufactures and manufacturing; consumers and consumerism; Government and the economy Part IV: Empires Won and Lost, 1746-1788 11. People:- Population growth; The common people; 'The upper part of mankind'; Childhood; Education and literacy; Love and marriage; Minorities 12. Politics, Popularity, and Patriotism:- The old corps: Pelham and Newcastle; Willliam Pitt and the war with France; A new reign, a new politics?; 'Wilkes and Liberty!' 13. Ruling Institutions:- Blackstone and the rules of law; Crime and punishment; The Established Church, dissent and disability 14. Burdens and Fruits of Empire:- Attitudes to Empire; George III, Lord North, and the American Revolution; The strains of war; Ireland - patriots and volunteers; Pitt and recovery; India and the East; The Pacific 15. Sense and Sensibility:- The British Enlightenment; Science and medicine; Good works; Humanity and nature Part V: Economic Expansion and Diversification, 1750-1815 16. Industrializing England:- Historiography; Feeding the people; Infrastructure - canals and turnpikes; Power; Industry and invention; Trade; banking and finance; Law, policy, and the State; Organization of work and workers; Labour and capital; Standards of living; Regional and national dimensions; Revolution or evolution? Part VI: Reform, Revolution, Reaction, 1789-1815 17. Radicals, Reformers, and the French Revolution, 1789-1793:- Radical and reformist traditions; 'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive'; Burke and Paine; Jacobins and Loyalists 18. The Last French Wars, 1793-1815:- Mobilization and repression; Dearth and famine, discontent and mutiny; Ireland: rebellion and union; A peace to be glad of; World wide war; Victory and misery 19. Retrospect and Conclusion:- Change and Continuity, 1660-1815; The Peculiarities of the English Appendices: Monarchs and First Ministers, 1660-1815; Main British Colonies and Overseas Possessions, 1660-1815 Chronology Further Reading Index
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