A History of England, Volume 2: 1688 to the present

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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.



Author Biography

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).

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   

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