Part 1 A community in crisis - Tudor Warrington, 1522-1600: faith; disorder; missed opportunities. Part 2 Early Stuart Warrington, 1600-1660: urban growth and its effects; the background to civil strife; interregnum, 1640-1660. Part 3 Marking time? 1660-1760: Whigs, dissenters, Tories and Jacobites; industry and institutions; culture. Part 4 A cultural interlude, 1760-1820: of books and learning; tradition and change; the local economy - revolution or evolution?; new forces. Part 5 Forward to incorporation: a town of many industries; population and its problems; culture in a utilitarian age; political progress. Part 6 Conclusion: the General Election of 1847.