1st Edition

The Age of Oligarchy
Pre-Industrial Britain 1722-1783





ISBN 9780582209558
Published June 1, 1993 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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