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The Age of Oligarchy

Pre-Industrial Britain 1722-1783, 1st Edition

By Geoffrey Holmes, D. Szechi


456 pages

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The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Age of Walpole, 1722-1746.

Part Two; Britain in the Eighteenth Century.

Part Three: Power Imperial: Triumph and Disaster, 1746-1783.

Compendium of Information.

A. Glossary.

B Population and Social Structure.

C. Monarchs and Pretenders.

D. Leading government office-holders.

E. Parliament.

F. The Constitution: Stautes, Bills and Proposals.

G. Public finance.

H. Foreign Policy: treaties of alliances and peace 1713-83.

I Britain's major wars 1722-83.

J. Overseas trade and colonies.

K. Agriculture.

L. Industry.

M. Living Standards.

N. Religion.

O Maps.

About the Series

Foundations of Modern Britain

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain