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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, rather than English, in scope.
  • Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as of men.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes guides to further reading.
Content:
Chapter 1 Britain and the World Economy (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the European Balance of Power (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter 3 Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter 4 The Armed Forces (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter 5 The Monarchy and the House of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ Parts of the Constitution (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The State (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter 8 Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter 9 Parliamentary Reform and the Electorate (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter 11 Political Thought (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter 13 Industry and Transport (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The Family (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter 16 Migration and Settlement (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 Standard of Living, Quality of Life (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 Class and the Classes (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 Economic Thought (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 Religion (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, Learning and Education (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 The Press and the Printed Word (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 Popular Leisure and Sport (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 Health and Medicine (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 The Arts (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in Ireland (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 Economy and Society in Ireland (pages 489–503): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 31 Scotland (pages 504–520): E. W. McFarland
Chapter 32 Wales (pages 521–533): Matthew Cragoe
Chapter 33 British Identities (pages 534–552): Chris Williams

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