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By Chris Williams

ISBN-10: 0470997141

ISBN-13: 9780470997147

ISBN-10: 063122579X

ISBN-13: 9780631225799

A significant other to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays by way of professional students on all of the significant features of the political, social, fiscal and cultural historical past of england in the course of the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays awareness to the reports of ladies in addition to of fellows.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes courses to additional reading.

Chapter 1 Britain and the realm financial system (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the ecu stability of energy (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The military (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ elements of the structure (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The kingdom (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political management and Political events, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter eight Political management and Political events, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter nine Parliamentary Reform and the voters (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political inspiration (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and shipping (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The relatives (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and payment (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 lifestyle, caliber of lifestyles (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 classification and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 financial proposal (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 faith (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, studying and schooling (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 the clicking and the published notice (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 well known relaxation and activity (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 future health and medication (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 the humanities (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in eire (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 financial system and Society in eire (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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Firstly, the rate of growth of her trade slowed down, notably more sharply than that of other nations which were beginning a period of rapid industrialization. As a result she now encountered stiffer competition in world markets. Secondly, whether as cause or effect of her relative industrial slowdown, British capital was now exported abroad in far greater amounts, and in a way that most clearly demarcates this phase of Britain’s relationship with the world economy. These two factors together gave rise to Clapham’s famous metaphor of the ‘Gigantic Hinge’ switching the basis of economic life from the industrial North to the rentier South, from manufacturing industry to international finance.

2,000 m by 1900 although this would pale by comparison with the subsequent further £1,500–2,000 m between 1900 and 1913. Growth was not continuous but normally came in ‘short bursts’, with peaks in the early 1870s and late 1880s. 2 shows, export of capital to the British empire, particularly India and the settlement empire, was the most marked characteristic of the movement of capital in this period (as it was to be between 1900 and 1913). Europe itself greatly diminished its share of the market, while the USA and particularly Argentina remained important.

War also had other profound consequences for Britain’s relationship with the world economy. Firstly, with Amsterdam overrun by patriots and liberators, London now became the financial centre of the world, just as in the First World War she would lose this primacy to New York. This was in part occasioned by the need to fund Britain’s allies, with huge subsidies distributed over Europe in the form of loans and advances, providing profits for enterprising financiers. At the same time, facilitated by legislation such as the Warehousing Act of 1804, London became the ‘warehouse of the world’ and increasingly the centre for shipping and insurance, the sources of much future national wealth.

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