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Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 22

By: Paul Langford (Author)

119 pages, illustrations, maps

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2000 | #143566 | ISBN: 0192853996
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.


1: Revolution and its repercussions
2: The rise of Robinocracy
3: Industry and idleness
4: The making of middle England
5: The politics of protest
6: Rebellion and reform

Further reading
Prime ministers 1721-89

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