The early nineteenth century was marked by public disorder, governmental repression and correction. It was a period of revolution, reaction and reform.
This pamphlet focuses on three key issues:
* the factors which combined to produce the turmoil and uprisings of 1812-21 and the severity with which they were put down
* the validity of the distinction between 'repressive' and 'liberal' phases of the administration
* the ability of Lord Liverpool as Prime Minister.
'Readable and humorous.' - Muriel Barclay, History Teaching Review
'He is greatly to be congratulated on such an effective book.' - History Review March 1997.
'...a concise and sympathetic reassessment...an excellent model for students.' - Emma Vincent Macleod, University of Stirling
'John Plowright's contribution to Routledge's series of Lancaster pamphlets for sixth-form and junior undergraduate students provides a concise and sympathetic reassessment of Lord Liverpool and his government...it is written so clearly that it is an excellent model for students.' - History Journal No272