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By Boyd Hilton

ISBN-10: 0198228309

ISBN-13: 9780198228301

ISBN-10: 0199218919

ISBN-13: 9780199218912

This used to be a transformative interval in English heritage. In 1783 the rustic was once at one of many lowest issues in its fortunes, having simply misplaced its American colonies in struggle. by way of 1846 it used to be extra an outstanding imperial state, in addition to the world's most powerful energy and dominant economic system, having benefited from what has occasionally (if misleadingly) been referred to as the 'first business revolution'. meanwhile it survived a decade of invasion fears, and emerged victorious
from greater than 20 years of 'war to the dying' opposed to Napoleonic France. but when Britain's exterior fortunes have been within the ascendant, the location at domestic remained fraught with peril. The country's inhabitants was once becoming at a price no longer skilled through any related former society, and its
manufacturing cities specifically have been mushrooming into filthy, disease-ridden, gin-sodden hell-holes, in flip upsetting the phantasmagoria of a mad, undesirable, and unsafe humans. it really is no ask yourself that those years must have skilled the main lengthy interval of social unrest because the 17th century, or that the elite must have been in consistent worry of a French-style revolution in England.

The governing periods answered to those new demanding situations and by way of the mid-nineteenth century the seeds of a settled two-party procedure and of a extra socially interventionist country have been either in proof, notwithstanding it is going to were some distance too quickly to assert at that degree no matter if these seeds could take everlasting root. one other outcome of those tensions was once the highbrow engagement with society, as for instance within the Romantic move, a literary phenomenon that introduced English tradition to the forefront
of eu realization for the 1st time. even as the rustic skilled the nice spiritual revival, loosely defined lower than the heading 'evangelicalism'. Slowly yet without doubt, the raffish and rakish kind of eighteenth-century society, having reached a top within the Regency, then succumbed to
the new norms of respectability popularly often called 'Victorianism'.

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