British History 1815-1914 by Norman McCord

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By Norman McCord

This totally revised and up to date version of Norman McCord's authoritative advent to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st global warfare in 1914. The authors chart the advance of a contemporary kingdom built with a wide and increasing forms, the growth of out of the country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and alterations in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British historical past 1815-1914, moment variation, divides the period into 4 chronological sessions, with chapters at the political historical past, administrative improvement, and social, financial, and cultural adjustments in every one interval. This new version explores such significant issues because the giant bring up in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of nation task, and the improvement of consumerism, relaxation, and leisure. that includes a choose bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity offers the last word creation to British heritage among the tip of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st global struggle.

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A yeomanry force escorted the constables to the hustings erected for the speakers and Hunt was duly arrested. Then in trying to withdraw the yeomanry became trapped inside the huge crowd. Their predicament could be seen by the magistrates, who dispatched to their rescue a body of regular Hussars which had arrived on the scene. As these disciplined professional troopers forced their way into the crowd there was a panic, and at the end of the day eleven people had been killed and hundreds injured.

This conjunction was marked by the holding of a series of mass meetings, given countenance by the attendance of many of the government’s political rivals among the leading Whigs. The resolutions at these post-Peterloo meetings were usually drawn up with a studious moderation which could keep this kind of uneasy alliance together; commonly they denounced the action of the Manchester magistrates and the government’s backing of them, enunciated a claim for a right to meet freely to discuss matters of public interest, but steered clear of such controversial matters as the need for, or the desirable extent of, parliamentary reform.

The Lords’ protest against the 1815 Corn Laws is reproduced in N. McCord, Free Trade (1970), 46–9. Political developments, 1815–1830 21 During the difficult years to come, the Liverpool government could rely on the fact that what was seen as mob violence alienated moderate opinion and swung support towards the ministry. With the final enactment of the Corn Law towards the end of March 1815 that particular tumult subsided, but the focus of disorder now shifted to the provinces. A rapid reduction in the Royal Navy, and the paying off of the large fleet of hired merchant shipping which the war effort had required, was made necessary by the clamour for economy.

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