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A land of liberty? [electronic resource] : England 1689-1727 /
Julian Hoppit.
imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
description
xix, 580 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0198228422 (acid-free paper)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
isbn
0198228422 (acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8987579
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-548) and index.
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'All students of this significant period will be in his debt for decades to come. Had it been put in my hands when I was studying this period as an undergraduate I would have gnawed on it like a famished wolf.'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review
'All students of this significant period will be in his debt for decadesto come. Had it been put in my hands when I was studying this period as anundergraduate I would have gnawed on it like a famished wolf.'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review
astute and intelligent.
'a very important contribution to the series'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review
'Dr Hoppit explores fears and traumas incisively and expertly and makes it clearer than it perhaps has ever been made before why the positive developments prevailed and the worse fears ebbed away'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review
'Dr Hoppit explores fears and traumas incisively and expertly and makes itclearer than it perhaps has ever been made before why the positive developmentsprevailed and the worse fears ebbed away'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review
Exemplary book ... astute and intelligent.
'his exemplary book.'Penelope J. Corfield, TLS
Hoppit's book is inclusive. His chapters on the church are excellent, and his vignettes of royal figures - Queen Anne being the most insightful - are delights. This book will stand the test of time.
'...a very important contribution to the series'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review'Dr Hoppit explores fears and traumas incisively and expertly and makes it clearer than it perhaps has ever been made before why the positive developments prevailed and the worse fears ebbed away'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review'All students of this significant period will be in his debt for decades to come. Had it been put in my hands when I was studying this period as an undergraduate I would have gnawed on it like a famished wolf.'Roger Hainsworth, The Adelaide Review'[A]stute and intelligent'Penelope J. Corfield, Times Literary Supplement'[An] exemplary book'Penelope J. Corfield, Times Literary Supplement
England after the Glorious Revolution The Glorious Revolution and the Revolution Constitution The Facts of Life A Bloody Progress The Political World of William III Wars of Words and the Battle of the Books Faith and Fervour England, Britain, Empire The Political World of Queen Anne Profits, Progress and Projects The Wealth of the Country The Political World of George I Urban and Urbane An Ordered Society Epilogue Chronology Bibliography Index
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text explores the post-Glorious Revolution era, covering the war in Ireland, union with Scotland, involvement in European wars, a financial revolution, greater religious tolerance, and the growth of parliamentary government.
Long Description
The Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 was a decisive moment in England's history; an invading Dutch army forced James II to flee to France, and his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns. The wider consequences were no less startling: bloody war in Ireland, Union with Scotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two major European wars, Britain's emergence as a great power, a 'financial revolution', greater religious toleration, a riven Church, and a startling growth of parliamentary government. Such changes were only part of the transformation of English society at the time. An enriching torrent of new ideas from the likes of Newton, Defoe, and Addison, spread through newspapers, periodicals, and coffee-houses, provided new views and values that some embraced and others loathed. England's horizons were also growing, especially in the Caribbean and American colonies. For many, however, the benefits were uncertain: the slave trade flourished, inequality widened, and the poor and 'disorderly' were increasingly subject to strictures and statutes. If it was an age of prospects it was also one of anxieties.
Main Description
'Hoppit's book is inclusive. His chapters on the church are excellent, and his vignettes of royal figures - Queen Anne being the most insightful - are delights. This book will stand the test of time.' -Canadian Journal of History'Exemplary book... astute and intelligent.' -Penelope J. Corfield, Times Literary SupplementThis book provides an authoritative general view of England between the Glorious Revolution and the death of George I and Isaac Newton. It is a very wide ranging survey, looking at politics, religion, economy, society, and culture. It also places England in its British, European, and world contexts. An annotated bibliography provides a guide through a vast minefield of secondary literature.
Main Description
The Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 was a decisive moment in England's history; an invading Dutch army forced James II to flee France, and his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns. The wider consequences were no less startling: war in Ireland, union with Scotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two major European wars, Britain's emergence as a great power, a 'financial revolution', greater religious toleration, a riven Church, and the rapid growth of parliamentary government. Such changes were only part of the transformation of English society at the time. A torrent of new ideas from such figures as Newton, Defoe, and Addison, spread through newspapers, periodicals, and coffee-houses, provided new views and values that some embraced and others loathed. England's horizons were also growing, especially in the Caribbean and American colonies. For many, however, the benefits were uncertain: the slave trade flourished, inequality widened, and the poor and 'disorderly' were increasingly subject to strictures and statutes. If it was an age of prospects it was also one of anxieties. This new text provides a truly general overview of England between the Glorious Revolution and the death of George I and Newton. Part of the New Oxford History of England series, it is a wide ranging survey that combines the rich secondary literature with extensive primary research. It looks at politics, religion, economy, society, and culture and seeks to place England in its British, European, and world contexts. It includes an annotated bibliography and will prove invaluable to a wide range of students of the period.
Main Description
The Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 was a decisive moment in England's history; an invading Dutch army forced James II to flee to France, and his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns. The wider consequences were no less startling: bloody war in Ireland,Union with Scotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two major European wars, Britain's emergence as a great power, a 'financial revolution', greater religious toleration, a riven Church, and a startling growth of parliamentary government. Such changes were only part of the transformation of English society at the time. An enriching torrent of new ideas from the likes of Newton, Defoe, and Addison, spread through newspapers, periodicals, and coffee-houses, provided new views and values that some embraced and others loathed. England'shorizons were also growing, especially in the Caribbean and American colonies. For many, however, the benefits were uncertain: the slave trade flourished, inequality widened, and the poor and 'disorderly' were increasingly subject to strictures and statutes. If it was an age of prospects it wasalso one of anxieties.
Unpaid Annotation
This book provides an authoritative general view of England between the Glorious Revolution and the death of George 1 and Isaac Newton. It is a very wide ranging survey, looking at politics, religion, economy, society, and culture. It also places England in its British, European, and world contexts. An annotated bibliography provides a guide through a vast minefield of secondary literature.
Table of Contents
England after the Glorious Revolution
The Glorious Revolution and the Revolution Constitution
The Facts of Life
A Bloody Progress
The Political World of William III
Wars of Words and the Battle of the Books
Faith and Fervour
England, Britain, Empire
The Political World of Queen Anne
Profits, Progress, and Projects
The Wealth of the Country
The Political World of George I
Urban and Urbane
An Ordered Society
Epilogue
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