The Shilling History Of England; Being An Introductory Volume To "epochs Of English History." by Mandell CreightonThe Shilling History Of England; Being An Introductory Volume To "epochs Of English History." by Mandell Creighton

The Shilling History Of England; Being An Introductory Volume To "epochs Of English History."

byMandell Creighton

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 8. This seemed to be so great a change that many were afraid of it, and many more had an interest in trying to prevent it. The ministry could not The Reform carry it through Parliament, and asked for a Bi". 1832. dissolution. The new Parliament was pledged to reform, and the Bill easily passed the Commons, but was thrown out by the House of Lords. The anger in the country was great, and there was much disturbance. Next year, 1832, the Bill again passed the Commons, and again met with difficulties in the House of Lords. The ministers resigned, and the Duke of Wellington in vain tried to form a ministry which would repress the people by force. A civil war seemed likely, but Wellington found it impossible to carry out his views. Lord Grey's ministry again came into office; the king prevailed on the Lords to withdraw their opposition, and the Bill was at last passed. CHAPTER XIX. GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE. i. The Reform Bill marked a great advance in the English constitution. Parliament, which had grown haphazard into its existing shape, was then made really representative of the English ary reform, people. The House of Commons, which '83*-i867. had been increasing in power ever since the Revolution, became undoubtedly the chief power in the State. It had hitherto been to a large degree dependent on the nobles; henceforth the nobles had to justify their position as leaders of the people by learning the people's needs, and trying to satisfy them. The immediate result of the Reform Bill was to put the power into the hands of the middle classes; but they, in their turn, had to allow the voice of the lower classes to be heard in the choice of members to Parliament. Already, in 1839, a body, the Chartists, asked for greater reforms (amongst which was universal suffrage), ...
Title:The Shilling History Of England; Being An Introductory Volume To "epochs Of English History."Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217371272

ISBN - 13:9780217371278

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