Revolution

Revolution The History of England : From the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo

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Synopsis

"In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was--again--at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began

Book information

ISBN: 9781250003645
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books St. Martin's Press
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books St. Martin's Press
Pub date:
Edition: First US edition
DEWEY: 941.07
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 403 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 634g
Height: 240mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 36mm