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By Boyd Hilton

ISBN-10: 0198228309

ISBN-13: 9780198228301

ISBN-10: 0199218919

ISBN-13: 9780199218912

This was once a transformative interval in English historical past. In 1783 the rustic was once at one of many lowest issues in its fortunes, having simply misplaced its American colonies in battle. by means of 1846 it was extra an excellent imperial kingdom, in addition to the world's most powerful strength and dominant financial system, having benefited from what has occasionally (if misleadingly) been known as the 'first business revolution'. meanwhile it survived a decade of invasion fears, and emerged victorious
from greater than 20 years of 'war to the dying' opposed to Napoleonic France. but when Britain's exterior fortunes have been within the ascendant, the placement at domestic remained fraught with peril. The country's inhabitants was once turning out to be at a fee no longer skilled via any related former society, and its
manufacturing cities specifically have been mushrooming into filthy, disease-ridden, gin-sodden hell-holes, in flip upsetting the phantasmagoria of a mad, undesirable, and unsafe humans. it truly is no ask yourself that those years must have skilled the main lengthy interval of social unrest because the 17th century, or that the elite must have been in consistent worry of a French-style revolution in England.

The governing sessions spoke back to those new demanding situations and by means of the mid-nineteenth century the seeds of a settled two-party process and of a extra socially interventionist kingdom have been either in facts, although it is going to were some distance too quickly to assert at that level even if these seeds may take everlasting root. one other end result of those tensions was once the highbrow engagement with society, as for instance within the Romantic stream, a literary phenomenon that introduced English tradition to the forefront
of ecu awareness for the 1st time. even as the rustic skilled the good non secular revival, loosely defined less than the heading 'evangelicalism'. Slowly yet absolutely, the raffish and rakish type of eighteenth-century society, having reached a height within the Regency, then succumbed to
the new norms of respectability popularly often called 'Victorianism'.

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