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British History 1815-1914 by Norman McCord

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By Norman McCord

This absolutely revised and up-to-date version of Norman McCord's authoritative creation to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st international conflict in 1914. The authors chart the improvement of a latest nation outfitted with a wide and increasing forms, the growth of in another country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and alterations in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British heritage 1815-1914, moment version, divides the period into 4 chronological sessions, with chapters at the political heritage, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in each one interval. This re-creation explores such significant subject matters because the significant raise in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of nation task, and the advance of consumerism, relaxation, and leisure. that includes a pick out bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity presents the last word creation to British background among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international warfare.

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The would-be reformer was obliged to withdraw his proposal, though a few years later more careful preparation of the ground was to produce a different result (see pp. 50–1 below). Acutely distressing to ministers though the Queen Caroline affair had been, once it was over a more tranquil period ensued. Although there was a continuing crop of minor demonstrations of discontent and industrial disputes, improving 39. W. A. Speck, Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters (2006), 184. 40. Jonathan Fulcher, ‘The Loyalist Response to the Queen Caroline Agitations’, Journal of British Studies, 34 (1995), 499–501.

It was a remarkable instance of the washing of dirty linen in public. Faced with the opportunist hostility of Whig peers, and George IV’s own reputation as a libertine, the proceedings were an 30 Political developments, 1815–1830 ordeal for ministers. There was an outburst of popular sympathy for the Queen, seen as an injured innocent persecuted by a depraved royal husband. The popular outcry was by no means confined to London. ³⁶ The chances of passing the bill through all of its parliamentary stages, against formidable opposition in both Houses and hostile popular clamour, became increasingly remote.

J. W. Derry, Castlereagh (1976), 227–8. See also Wendy Hinde, Castlereagh (1981). 14 Political developments, 1815–1830 government, but provided an occasion to resolve another problem. Canning had resigned again in 1820 in disagreement with his colleagues’ handling of the Queen Caroline affair (see pp. 29–31 below). His departure was viewed with equanimity by many of the other ministers, who neither liked nor trusted him, but Liverpool himself was aware of the loss to the government of Canning’s abilities both as a minister and as a leading debater in the Commons.

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