By Chris Williams

A spouse to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays via specialist students on all of the significant facets of the political, social, fiscal and cultural historical past of england throughout the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays recognition to the reviews of girls in addition to of fellows.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes courses to extra reading.

Chapter 1 Britain and the area economic climate (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the eu stability of energy (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The militia (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ elements of the structure (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The kingdom (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political management and Political events, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter eight Political management and Political events, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter nine Parliamentary Reform and the citizens (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political concept (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and shipping (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The relatives (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and cost (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 lifestyle, caliber of existence (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 classification and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 fiscal inspiration (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 faith (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, studying and schooling (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 the click and the published be aware (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 well known relaxation and recreation (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 overall healthiness and drugs (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 the humanities (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in eire (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 economic system and Society in eire (pages 489–503): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 31 Scotland (pages 504–520): E. W. McFarland
Chapter 32 Wales (pages 521–533): Matthew Cragoe
Chapter 33 British Identities (pages 534–552): Chris Williams

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Trite, even fallacious though it may appear in retrospect, few contemporaries doubted the standard view of Britain’s diplomats that by 1870 ‘trade was the basis of Britain’s greatness’. ‘The Gigantic Hinge’: Adjusting to the Great Depression, 1873–96 The great British-led boom in the world economy between 1851 and 1873 was followed by the period, 1873–96, labelled the ‘Great Depression’ in which growth seems to have slowed down, unemployment grew, and an array of indices – profits, prices and rents – all fell.

At Troppau (1820), Laibach (1821) and Verona (1822), France, Austria and Russia sought Congress agreement for intervention in Spain, Naples and Greece respectively. Castlereagh insisted that the treaties of 1815 were not meant for ‘the Superintendence of the Internal Affairs of other States’. He believed the results of the Holy Alliance’s agenda would be a massive increase in Russian influence and an early end to the balance of power just established. The centre of Europe would become a Russian preserve, France would be alienated, and Britain’s access to the eastern Mediterranean and the colonies would be threatened from Spain and southern Italy.

As a result of these changes, Britain, the first industrial nation, had in many ways become the first ‘services’ nation of the world economy by the 1890s. But it must be reiterated that the contribution of manufactured exports remained the central hub of the economy. Despite the long-running historical debate concerning entrepreneurial failure, Britain’s share of world manufactured exports was a generous 43 per cent in 1881–5. 13 How did this affect Britain’s pattern of trade? On the export side, one marked feature was Britain’s ability to supply the growing continental demand for coal.

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