The Politics of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Politics of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain


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This challenging and original study examines the most important aspects of popular political culture in eighteenth-century Britain. The first part explores the way the British people could influence existing political institutions or could exploit their existing powers, by looking at the role of the people in parliamentary elections, in a wide range of pressure groups, in their local urban communities, and in popular demonstrations. The second part shows how the British people became increasingly politicised during the eighteenth century and how they tried to shape or defend their political world.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780333657331
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
Edition: 1994
DEWEY: 320.94109033
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 454g
Height: 141mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 25mm