By Norman McCord
This totally revised and up-to-date variation of Norman McCord's authoritative creation to nineteenth-century British historical past has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st international battle in 1914. The authors chart the advance of a latest country built with a wide and increasing forms, the growth of abroad territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and adjustments in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British background 1815-1914, moment variation, divides the period into 4 chronological classes, with chapters at the political heritage, administrative improvement, and social, monetary, and cultural alterations in every one interval. This re-creation explores such significant subject matters because the colossal raise in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of kingdom task, and the improvement of consumerism, rest, and leisure. that includes a choose bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity offers the final word creation to British historical past among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international warfare.
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Then in trying to withdraw the yeomanry became trapped inside the huge crowd. Their predicament could be seen by the magistrates, who dispatched to their rescue a body of regular Hussars which had arrived on the scene. As these disciplined professional troopers forced their way into the crowd there was a panic, and at the end of the day eleven people had been killed and hundreds injured. There was evidence that the yeomanry themselves had panicked and struck out wildly with their weapons, also suggestions that some of them had been drinking before the meeting.
Averse to major changes in the electoral system, they were willing to show a modest pragmatism here as elsewhere. The Cornish borough of Grampound had an unsavoury reputation for electoral corruption, and in 1821 the House of Commons resolved to deprive the borough of its two MPs. Liverpool was prepared to accept this, but refused to accept the proposal that the conﬁscated seats should be given to Leeds; instead he used his inﬂuence in the House of Lords to see to it that the seats went instead to increase the number of county seats for Yorkshire.
14 Political developments, 1815–1830 government, but provided an occasion to resolve another problem. Canning had resigned again in 1820 in disagreement with his colleagues’ handling of the Queen Caroline affair (see pp. 29–31 below). His departure was viewed with equanimity by many of the other ministers, who neither liked nor trusted him, but Liverpool himself was aware of the loss to the government of Canning’s abilities both as a minister and as a leading debater in the Commons. It had been mainly owing to Liverpool’s own efforts in bridge-building that another reconciliation with Canning had been effected.