Revolution : the history of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo /
Peter Ackroyd.
First U.S. edition.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of colour plates : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
1250003644, 9781250003645, 9781466880160
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New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
contents note
What do you think of predestination now? -- A bull or a bear? -- The idol of the age -- Hay day -- The prose of gold -- Waiting for the day -- The great Scriblerus -- The Germans are coming! -- Bubbles in the air -- The invisible hand -- Consuming passions -- The What D-Ye Call It? -- The dead ear -- Mother Geneva -- The pack of cards -- What shall I do? -- Do or die -- The violists -- A call for liberty -- Here we go again! -- The broad bottom -- The magical machines -- Having a tea party -- The schoolboy -- The steam machines -- On a darkling plain -- Fire and moonlight -- The red bonnet -- The mad kings -- The beast and the whore -- A Romantic tale -- Pleasures of peace.
general note
First published in Great Britain by Macmillan as a set, complete in 6 volumes, under the common title The history of England. Revolution is volume 4.
Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state, and was also a revolutionary era in English letters. It was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-384) and index.

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