Land of Liberty? (BOK)

Julian Hoppit

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The Glorious Revolution was a decisive moment in England's history; an invading Dutch army forced James II to flee to France, and his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns. The wider consequences were no less startling: bloody war in Ireland, Union with Scotland, Jacobite intrigue, deep involvement in two European wars, Britain's emergence as a great power, a financial revolution, greater religious toleration, a riven church and a startling growth of parliamentary government. Such changes were only a part of the transformation of English society of the time. An enriching torrent of new ideas from the likes of Newton, Defoe, and Addison, spread through newspapers, periodicals, and coffee-houses, provided new views and values that some embraced and others loathed. England's horizions were also growing, especially in the Caribbean and American colonies, For many however, the benefits were uncertain: the slave trade flourished, inequality widened, and the poor and 'disorderly' were increasingly subject to strictures and statutes. If it was an age of prospects it was also one of anxieties.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Julian Hoppit
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199251001
Antall sider 620 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 932 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd