The History of England

From the Revolution in 1688, to the Death of George II. Designed as a Continuation of Hume
Author: Tobias Smollett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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Revolution

The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1466880163
Category: History
Page: 416
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The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England, beginning in 1688 with a revolution and ending in 1815 with a famous victory. In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was—again—at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal. Ackroyd is the author of the first, second, and third volumes of his history of England, Foundation, Tudors, and Rebellion.

The History of England

From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688
Author: David Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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The English Revolution


Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688

In Eight Volumes, Illustrated with Plates
Author: David Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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1688

The First Modern Revolution
Author: Steven C. A. Pincus
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300156057
Category: History
Page: 647
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Examines England's Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 through a broad geographical and chronological framework, discussing its repercussions at home and abroad and why the subsequent ideological break with the past makes it the first modern revolution.

The Bloodless Revolution

England, 1688
Author: Stuart E. Prall
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299102944
Category: History
Page: 343
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The Glorious Revolution of 1688 represented a crucial turning point in modern British history by decisively shifting political power from the monarchy to Parliament. In this cogent study, first published in 1972, Stuart Prall offers a well-balanced account of the Revolution, its roots, and its consequences. The events of 1688, Prall argues, cannot be viewed in isolation. Examining the tempestuous half-century that preceded and precipitated William and Mary s accession, he provides a comprehensive overview of the Revolution s context and of its historical meaning. [Prall] insists that the Revolution of 1688 was the culmination of a long crisis begun back in 1640, and the revolution settlement was the resolution of problems which the Puritan Revolution and the Restoration had left unsolved. This is an admirable combination of analysis, commentary upon views of historians, and chronological narrative, starting with the Restoration in 1660 and continuing through the Act of Settlement in 1701. "Choice""

Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution


Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466855991
Category: History
Page: 512
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Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart monarchy brought together the two nations of England and Scotland into one realm, albeit a realm still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruel depredations of civil war, and the killing of a king. Shrewd and opinionated, James I was eloquent on matters as diverse as theology, witchcraft, and the abuses of tobacco, but his attitude to the English parliament sowed the seeds of the division that would split the country during the reign of his hapless heir, Charles I. Ackroyd offers a brilliant, warts-and-all portrayal of Charles's nemesis, Oliver Cromwell, Parliament's great military leader and England's only dictator, who began his career as a political liberator but ended it as much of a despot as "that man of blood," the king he executed. England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. In addition to its account of England's royalty, Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.

The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688


Author: David Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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An Historical View of the English Government

From the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain, to the Revolutin in 1688 : to which are Subjoined, Some Dissertations Connected with the History of the Government, from the Revolution to the Present Time
Author: John Millar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Constitutional history
Page: N.A
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Restoration and Revolution in Britain

Political Culture in the Era of Charles II and the Glorious Revolution
Author: Gary S. De Krey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137052287
Category: History
Page: 352
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Charles II was restored to the rule of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1660, less than twelve years after the execution of his father, Charles I, and the ensuing republican experiment in government. Popular at first, the Restoration nevertheless failed to provide lasting settlement in any of the British kingdoms. Restoration and Revolution in Britain examines the political history of these kingdoms, from the Interregnum through Britain's eighteenth-century rise to power. Written especially for students approaching the Restoration for the first time, this essential introduction: - assesses the reasons for the failure of settlement in the reigns of Charles and of his brother, James II - integrates the histories of Charles's different realms - examines the many connections between politics and Protestant religious disagreements - provides helpful historical context for understanding a range of contemporary authors such as Bunyan, Locke and Milton - concludes with an examination of the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 and explains why settlement was finally achieved through revolution rather than through restoration.

England's Glorious Revolution

A Brief History with Documents
Author: Steven C. A. Pincus
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403971548
Category: History
Page: 208
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England’s Glorious Revolution is a sophisticated yet accessible examination of the precursors to the Revolution of 1688-89, the events of the revolution, and the profound political, social, and economic changes these events wrought. Steven Pincus’s introduction thoroughly explains the context of the revolution, why these events were so stunning to contemporaries, and why, contrary to recent scholarly consensus, the revolution should be the considered the first modern revolution. This volume offers 40 documents from a wide array of sources and perspectives in eight topically organized sections that mirror the introduction’s explanation. At the end of the documents section a case study comparing the writings of John Locke and Roger L’Estrange provides representative viewpoints from both sides of the revolution, and further contextualizes Locke’s classic writings on government and religious toleration. Document headnotes, questions for consideration, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and an index provide further pedagogical support.

The Glorious Revolution

1688 - Britain's Fight for Liberty
Author: Edward Vallance
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405527765
Category: History
Page: 656
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In 1688, a group of leading politicians invited the Dutch prince William of Orange over to England to challenge the rule of the catholic James II. When James's army deserted him he fled to France, leaving the throne open to William and Mary. During the following year a series of bills were passed which many believe marked the triumph of constitutional monarchy as a system of government. In this radical new interpretation of the Glorious Revolution, Edward Vallance challenges the view that it was a bloodless coup in the name of progress and wonders whether in fact it created as many problems as it addressed. Certainly in Scotland and Ireland the Revolution was characterised by warfare and massacre. Beautifully written, full of lively pen portraits of contemporary characters and evocative of the increasing climate of fear at the threat of popery, this new book fills a gap in the popular history market and sets to elevate Edward Vallance to the highest league of popular historians.

Our First Revolution

The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers
Author: Michael Barone
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 1400097932
Category: History
Page: 339
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Describes the influence of Britain's Glorious Revolution of 1688 and 1689 on America's founding fathers, detailing the impact of the era on the evolution of representative government and the concept of individual liberty.

A History of England: 1688 to the present


Author: Clayton Roberts,David Roberts,Douglas R. Bisson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 496
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The second volume of a two-volume set, this book provides a broad, narrative account of English history from 1715 to the present day. It draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred. It stresses dominant themes in English history without espousing any single interpretation, and considers events in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as they affected developments in England. KEY TOPICS: An Age Of Stability: 1714-1760; The Economic, And Social Transformation Of England: 1761-1815; The Intellectual Transformation; Politics In The Reign Of George Iii; Diplomacy And War In The Age Of Revolution; Conservatism, Liberalism, And Reform; An Age Of Prosperity; Victorianism; The British Empire; An Age Of Crisis: 1873-1914; Britain And World War I; Britain Between The Wars; Britain And World War Ii; Socialist Britain 1945-1990; Life In Socialist Britain. MARKET: For anyone interested in the History of England.

Revolution

A History of England
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230706428
Category:
Page: 352
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Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

Dominion

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.

The History of England;


Author: David Hume
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378545058
Category: History
Page: 500
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A History of England: Extending from the revolution of 1688, to the conclusion of the wars consequent on the change of dynasty, by the peace of l763


Author: Henry Walter
Publisher: N.A
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The Long Eighteenth Century

British Political and Social History 1688-1832
Author: Frank O'Gorman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472508939
Category: History
Page: 430
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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.