Stability and Strife: England, 1714-1760

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Harvard University Press, 1977 - 311 pages
This sparkling account of the great age of Whiggery during the reigns of George I and II is distinguished by its attention to social history. The author deftly explains how the political transformation which brought an end to the "rage of party" under Queen Anne and ushered in the "strife of faction" under the Hanoverians was related to social and economic conditions. This major political change brought stability to England and by important, though incremental shifts in mobility, religion, agriculture, industry, and literacy, slowly transformed English society"--Provided by publisher.

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The Constitution I I
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Social Structure
31
Social Change
62
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