By Chris Williams

ISBN-10: 0470997141

ISBN-13: 9780470997147

ISBN-10: 063122579X

ISBN-13: 9780631225799

A better half to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays through specialist students on all of the significant features of the political, social, financial and cultural historical past of england through the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

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

Content:
Chapter 1 Britain and the realm financial system (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the ecu stability of energy (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The defense force (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 idea (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 family members (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and cost (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 way of life, caliber of lifestyles (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 category and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 financial suggestion (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 broadcast note (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 well known rest and game (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 overall healthiness and medication (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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Sterling’s position had been achieved by the stability lent to the gold standard in Britain after 1821 and consolidated in the Bank Charter Act of 1844; despite the undermining of the theoretical basis of this legislation, its practical benefits soon outweighed its intellectual weaknesses. For it effectively guaranteed stable exchange rates throughout the world economy, in a way that would become the envy of inter-war financial experts. In a way too the world banking system became centred on London.

6. C. A. Jones, International Business in the Nineteenth Century: The Rise and Fall of a Cosmopolitan Bourgeoisie (Brighton, 1987). S. B. Saul, Studies in British Overseas Trade, 1870–1914 (Liverpool, 1960). W. Schlote, British Overseas Trade from 1700 to the 1930s (Oxford, 1939), table 18. S. B. Saul, The Myth of the Great Depression, 1873–1896 (Basingstoke, 1985), p. 55. R. C. O. Matthews, C. H. Feinstein and J. C. Odling-Smee, British Economic Growth, 1856–1914 (Oxford, 1982), p. 5. P. J. Cain and A.

Harley and M. Edelstein in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vols 1 and 2 (1994) provide reliable, up-todate guides to central issues. All historians rely heavily on the statistics provided in W. Schlote, British Overseas Trade from 1700 to the 1930s (Oxford, 1939), B. R. Mitchell and P. Deane, Abstract of British Historical Statistics (1962), A. H. Imlah, Economic Elements in the Pax Britannica: Studies in British Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century (1958), and B.

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