1st Edition

Regency England The Age of Lord Liverpool

By John Plowright Copyright 1996
    88 Pages
    by Routledge

    88 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction; Chapter 2 Lord Liverpool, his administration and the problems of Regency England; Chapter 3 Disorder and reaction, 1811–17; Chapter 4 Disorder and reaction, 1818–21; Chapter 5 The government’s record on reform; Chapter 6 Liverpool’s record as premier; Chapter 7 Conclusion: the legacy of Liverpool’s premiership;


    John Plowright

    '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