Understand the key events and themes of English history
This two-volume narrative account of English history draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research, encouraging students to interpret the full range of England’s social, economic, cultural, and political past.
A History of England, Volume 2 (1688 to the Present), focuses on the key events and themes of English history since 1688. Topics include Britain’s emergence as a great power in the 18th century, the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, and the economic crisis of the 1970s.
Douglas R. Bisson is professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Merchant Adventurers of England: The Company and the Crown, 1474-1564 (University of Delaware Press, 1993) and co-author of A History of England, sixth edition, two volumes (Pearson, 2013).
Chapter 16: War and Society
Chapter 17: An Age of Stability: 1714—1760
Chapter 18: The Economic, and Social Transformation of England: 1761—1815
Chapter 19: The Intellectual Transformation
Chapter 20: Politics in the Reign of George III
Chapter 21: Diplomacy and War in the Age of Revolution
Chapter 22: Conservatism, Liberalism, and Reform
Chapter 23: An Age of Prosperity
Chapter 24: Victorianism
Chapter 25: The British Empire
Chapter 26: An Age of Crisis: 1873—1914
Chapter 27: Britain and World War I
Chapter 28: Britain between the Wars
Chapter 29: Britain and World War II
Chapter 30: Life in Socialist Britain
Chapter 31: Socialist Britain: 1945—2007