England in the Eighteenth Century



England in the Eighteenth CenturyThis History Of England In The 18th Century Is Not A Chronological Narrative Of Ministries And Wars, But A History Of The Development Of English Society The Ministries And Wars, Of Course, Have Their Place, But No Greater A Place Than The Economic, Cultural, And Social History Of The Time The Book Is Divided Into Three Parts The Ages Of Walpole, Of Chatham, And Of Pitt.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • England in the Eighteenth Century
  • J.H. Plumb
  • English
  • 03 July 2018

10 thoughts on “England in the Eighteenth Century

  1. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in August 1998.This book, covering the reigns of the first three Georges 1714 1820 , is perhaps the least successful in the Pelican History of England The brevity of its coverage imposed as a series restriction is the main cause of this There were many important developments during the eighteenth century involving and frequently commencing in Britain, not just in the social and economic spheres the events collectively referred to as the Industrial Revolution but in the political arena as well the French and American revolutions and the development of British rule in India spring to mind.The century saw so many developments important to the way we live now that they can only be sketched in brief in a book of this length To try and get round this, Plumb assumes that his readers will have at least some sort of basic familiarity with the political history of the period, if not the social and economic Thus, one section of the book is entitled The Age of Chatham , yet he omits to mention that Pitt and Chatham are one and the same so one who did not know this, it would not become obvious until the paragraph in a later section detailing the rise of his gr...

  2. Ed says:

    This is a good summary of the social and political forces shaping England in the 18th century At times it is too brief for my taste in that my background was too limited to be able to follow brief discussions, particularly of political machinations His descrip...

  3. Jonathan says:

    Another great little history book in the History of England series from the 1950s It covers the period of 1714 to 1815 in which you can learn about Robert Walpole, John Wesley, George III and John Wilkes, both Wi...

  4. Kaitlyn says:

    Was a good overview of the 18thc, but I did feel it was rather too brief, and was assuming prior knowledge However it did a lot to interest me in the period, and I feel I have a better grasp of the century now.

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