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By Eric J. Evans

In the years1815-1832, Britain got here on the subject of revolution. Fewer than 20 years separate the conflict of Waterloo from the passing of the ‘Great’ Reform Act yet in this interval Britain’s political elite used to be challenged as by no means earlier than. In emerging to that problem, the political elite tried, with enormous luck, to make sure that Britain engineered that almost all perilous of transitions, from a much less complicated and extra deferential society right into a glossy city and commercial one, whereas avoding political revolution.

In this broadly revised second variation Evans engages with a welter of recent fabric and clean interpretations. The booklet sheds mild either at the demanding situations to latest political and social authority and why these demanding situations have been noticeable off.

Evans examines:

·         The composition of Britain’s political elite and the way this elite coped with the issues thrown up through a society urbanising and modernising at an unparalleled rate.

·         How Britain reacted to the longer-term implications of the French Revolution, together with the improvement of a extra cohesive nationwide id.  

·         How the elite tried to keep up public order during this interval – and with what good fortune.

·         the level of swap in Britain’s political process led to via political, non secular and administrative reforms

 Written in available type, with a wealthy selection of files, chronology, word list, a advisor to extra reading,and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the most figures, this new version is key for all these attracted to realizing Britain at this most important turning element in its history.

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Became King’s Own First Gurkha rifles June Congress of Vienna signed 6 July Samuel Whitbread commits suicide October A strike by seamen is accompanied by some violence 20 November Second Treaty of Paris imposes harsher terms on France than the First (signed on 30 May 1814) because of ‘100 days’ campaign. France’s territory reduced to its 1789 boundaries and it had to pay a 700 million franc indemnity and house an army of occupation 5 November ‘United States of the Ionian Islands’, created under British protection, established 9 November Humphry Davy announces to Royal Society invention of the first oil-burning miners’ safety lamp 1816 April Income Tax (introduced in 1799) abolished April–June Widespread disturbances involving rural labourers in East Anglia June George Canning enters Liverpool’s Cabinet as President of Board of Control.

Britain Before the Reform Act Britain Before the Reform Act, Politics and Society 1815–1832 Second edition Eric J. Evans First published 1989 by Pearson Education Limited Second edition published in 2008 Published 2014 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business Copyright © 1989, 2008, Taylor & Francis. The right of Eric J. Evans to be identified as author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

However, his mental health was not robust and he committed suicide in 1818. Russell, Lord John (1792–1878): Whig politician. A member of one of the great Whig families, he had a long career, and was prime minister from 1846–52. In the early nineteenth century, he was notable mainly for parliamentary reform proposals. He introduced an unsuccessful reform bill in 1822 and was one of the four members of the Committee selected by Earl Grey which drafted the Reform Bill in early 1831. His determination to redistribute a large number of parliamentary boroughs caused massive alarm in parliament when the Bill was presented.

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