The Age of Reform 1815-1870

Hardcover | March 1, 1993

byE. Llewellyn Woodward

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Between Waterloo and Gladstone's first ministry, Britain underwent a series of rapid and complex changes. At home, repression gave way to reform of the franchise, local government, education, poor relief, and the factory and legal systems. Further agitation arose in the 1840s over the CornLaws, the People's Charter, and the Irish Question. By the 1860s, Britain was able to bask in the glow of the mid-Victorian supremacy forged by its economic might and the foreign policy pursued by Castlereagh, Canning, and Palmerston, which maintained the balance of power and extended the colonialempire. Authoritative and incisive, this newly paperbacked volume in the Oxford History of England is a classic study of Britain in the ascendant.

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Between Waterloo and Gladstone's first ministry, Britain underwent a series of rapid and complex changes. At home, repression gave way to reform of the franchise, local government, education, poor relief, and the factory and legal systems. Further agitation arose in the 1840s over the CornLaws, the People's Charter, and the Irish Quest...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:702 pages, 8.66 × 5.51 × 1.77 inPublished:March 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198217110

ISBN - 13:9780198217114

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Table of Contents

List of MapsIntroduction, England in 1815Book I: Politics and Parties1. The Politics of the Upper Class and the Reform of Parliament, 1815-322. Monarchy, Ministers, and Parties, 1832-46 The Age of Melbourne and Peel3. The Politics of the People, 1830-50 Chartism: Factory Legislation4. Party Politics and Political Leaders, 1846-70; The Confusion of Parties: The Reform Act of 1867Book II: England and Europe1. Foreign Policy, 1815-29; Castlereagh, Canning, and Wellington2. The Foreign Policy of Palmerston, 1830-41;The Entente with France, 1841-6; Palmerston and the Crown, 1848-523. The Eastern Question, 1841-54, and the Crimean War4. The Foreign Policy of Palmerston, 1856-65Book III: Ireland, the Colonies, and India1. Ireland2. The Colonies3. IndiaBook IV: The Age of Reform1. The Organization of a Civilized Social Life2. Education, 1815-703. Religion and the Churches4. English Literature and the Development of Ideas5. Movements in the Sciences and Arts6. The Condition of the People, 1850-70BibliographyList of CabinetsIndexList of Maps