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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.
Table of Contents
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