A Land of Liberty?: England 1689-1727 (New Oxford History of England)

A Land of Liberty?: England 1689-1727 (New Oxford History of England)

By: Julian Hoppit (author)Paperback

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The Glorious Revolution was a decisive moment in England's history; an invading Dutch army forced James II to flee to France, and his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns. The wider consequences were no less startling: bloody war in Ireland, Union with Scotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two European wars, Britain's emergence as a great power, a financial revolution, greater religious toleration, a riven church and a startling growth of parliamentary government. Such changes were only a part of the transformation of English society of the time. An enriching torrent of new ideas from the likes of Newton, Defoe, and Addison, spread through newspapers, periodicals, and coffee-houses, provided new views and values that some embraced and others loathed. England's horizions were also growing, especially in the Caribbean and American colonies, For many however, the benefits were uncertain: the slave trade flourished, inequality widened, and the poor and 'disorderly' were increasingly subject to strictures and statutes. If it was an age of prospects it was also one of anxieties.

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Contents

England after the Glorious Revolution ; The Glorious Revolution and the Revolution Constitution ; The Facts of Life ; A Bloody Progress ; The Political World of William III ; Wars of Words and the Battle of the Books ; Faith and Fervour ; England, Britain, Empire ; The Political World of Queen Anne ; Profits, Progress and Projects ; The Wealth of the Country ; The Political World of George I ; Urban and Urbane ; An Ordered Society ; Epilogue ; Chronology ; Bibliography ; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/08/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780199251001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 620
  • ID: 9780199251001
  • weight: 932
  • ISBN10: 0199251002

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