A Land of Liberty?: England 1689-1727

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byJulian Hoppit

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The Glorious Revolution 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 withScotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two 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 a part of the transformation of English society of 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 horizions 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 prospectsit was also one of anxieties.

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The Glorious Revolution 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 withScotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement ...

Julian Hoppit is a Professor of British History, University College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:602 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

England after the Glorious RevolutionThe Glorious Revolution and the Revolution ConstitutionThe Facts of LifeA Bloody ProgressThe Political World of William IIIWars of Words and the Battle of the BooksFaith and FervourEngland, Britain, EmpireThe Political World of Queen AnneProfits, Progress and ProjectsThe Wealth of the CountryThe Political World of George IUrban and UrbaneAn Ordered SocietyEpilogueChronologyBibliographyIndex

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