1st Edition

England in the Nineteenth Century Volume 1 1801-1805

By A. F. Fremantle Copyright 1929
    556 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1929, this volume discusses the early effects of the industrial revolution – the condition of the cotton spinners, the hardships for labouring children, the overcrowded prisons and other brutal punishments. At this time the principal branch of local government was the Poor Law and this book discusses how, in the monumental task of providing workhouses for the destitute, the England of the eighteenth century had completely failed. As well as social history, the book also covers military and political history.

    1.England at the Close of the Eighteenth Century 2. The Government of England at the Close of the Eighteenth Century 3. Ireland – The Fall of Pitt’s Administration (1801) 4. North America, The West Indies, The Navy, The Army, Addington’s Administration Till the Close of the War (1801) 5. Addington’s Administration During the Peace (October 1801-1803) 6. Addington’s Administration After the Outbreak of War (May 1803-May 1804) 7. Pitt’s Last Administration (May 1804 – January 1806).


    A. F. Fremantle

    Original reviews of England in the Nineteenth Century:

    ‘Every vivid page…helps to build up a living picture of England…it is all so fresh and original that the reader will forget how well-documented it is.’ Morning Post

    ‘It is a work of real learning and considerable literary power.’ Manchester Guardian

    ‘An admirably detailed survey of politics, society, and economics.’ Daily Mail.