By Norman McCord
This absolutely revised and up to date variation of Norman McCord's authoritative creation to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st global warfare in 1914. The authors chart the improvement of a contemporary nation outfitted with a wide and increasing forms, the growth of in another country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and alterations in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British heritage 1815-1914, moment version, divides the period into 4 chronological sessions, with chapters at the political history, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in every one interval. This re-creation explores such significant subject matters because the vast raise in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of nation job, and the advance of consumerism, relaxation, and leisure. that includes a opt for bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity presents the final word creation to British background among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international conflict.
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Caroline decided that she would come to England and claim the proper rights of a queen consort, despite the reputation she had acquired among those who knew something of her escapades abroad. Brushing aside warnings from the government, in June 1820 she came to London and placed herself under the protection of radical leaders in the capital. The Cabinet had warned the Queen that if she ﬂouted their advice and came to Britain to make trouble, they would have no choice but to yield to the importunities of her royal husband, and take action to obtain a divorce.
The Liverpool government, however, found its role as conservator of civil peace difﬁcult enough, especially in the ﬁrst years after 1815. Civil police resources were weak. The reduced peacetime army and navy could be relied on, but the armed forces were a last resort, traditionally to be called on to act in support of the civil power only when that power was unable to control a dangerous situation. In addition to the paucity of peacekeeping resources, there were other complications involved in the maintenance of law and order.
The news from Manchester was unwelcome to the government. ³² At the same time, ministers felt that they had no choice but to back up the local representatives of law and order. To have joined in the chorus of condemnation which was gathering about Peterloo would be to undermine the conﬁdence of the unpaid local magistracy on which so much depended, and encourage the faint-hearted among them to avoid unpleasant responsibilities. Whatever their private doubts, ministers authorized a message from the Prince Regent congratulating the Manchester magistrates on their ‘prompt, decisive and efﬁcient measures’.