By Norman McCord
This totally revised and up to date version of Norman McCord's authoritative advent to nineteenth-century British background has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st international struggle in 1914. The authors chart the improvement of a contemporary country built with a wide and increasing paperwork, the growth of out of the country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and adjustments in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British historical past 1815-1914, moment variation, divides the period into 4 chronological sessions, with chapters at the political history, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in each one interval. This re-creation explores such significant subject matters because the large bring up in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of nation task, and the advance of consumerism, rest, and leisure. that includes a choose bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity presents the final word advent to British historical past among the tip of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international struggle.
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Ultimately Caroline was brought to accept a substantial pension, which did much to discredit her in the eyes of erstwhile supporters. One of the most unsavoury episodes in the history of the monarchy was brought to an end by the Queen’s death early in August 1821, although her death temporarily revived her cause. She had expressed a wish to be buried in her old home of Brunswick; the government tried to organize a quiet departure for her cortege, but the London crowd forced the authorities to take the procession through the city, after a clash with the escorting troops in which two Londoners were killed.
Law and order Within the limited role marked out for governments, some items had an undoubted place. It was certainly a duty of government to maintain law and order. 18. Gash, Lord Liverpool, 203–4, 240. ¹⁹ Riot was a prescriptive mode of bringing grievances to the notice of established authority. Most of the popular demonstrations of discontent stemmed from economic and social problems rather than any widespread revolutionary intent. The regularity with which the incidence of tumult varied with economic conditions suggests that political disaffection was neither very widespread nor very deep-rooted, for surely genuinely convinced radicals would be ready to demonstrate in good years as well as bad.
In May 1820, soon after the crushing of Thistlewood’s Cato Street conspiracy, Peel asked one of his colleagues, Do you not think that the tone of England—of that great compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs, which is called public opinion—is more liberal—to use an odious but intelligible phrase—than the policy of the Government? ³⁵ 34. L. J. ), The Croker Papers (1884), i. 170. 35. Gash, Lord Liverpool, gives a clear account of the Queen Caroline affair, and of the Liverpool government’s role in it.