Empire, State, and Society: Britain since 1830 by Jamie L. Bronstein

By Jamie L. Bronstein

Empire, nation, and Society assesses the exterior and inner forces in the back of Britain's transformation from international superpower to its present place within the twenty-first century. The authors offer an obtainable and balanced advent, that is thoughtfully geared up for ease of use for either scholars and academics.

  • Offers an important comparative measurement which units the adventure of england along that of twenty-first-century superpower, the U.S. of America
  • Draws on fresh scholarship to supply a hugely present perspective
  • Organised to permit professors to assign readings with roughly intensity as pupil talents and path lengths allow
  • Written in a mode that's completely available and interesting for undergraduates in either the U.S. and the UK

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Royal patronage in the form of such positions was still an important element of a monarch’s relationship with the party in power. When she refused, not wanting to lose the company of her closest friends, Peel resigned, and Melbourne resumed power for another two years. The incident harmed the monarchy, by calling into question Queen Victoria’s aptness for power and her willingness to abide by longstanding traditions. Stability finally came to the monarchy after 1840, when Victoria calmed the fears of those worried about female monarchs by trading one male influence for another.

The government stopped encouraging prosecution for food profiteering in the 1760s, and by 1802 food markets were wholly unregulated. Wage-fixing by magistrates, sanctioned by the 1602 Statute of Artificers to prevent impoverishment, fell out of use in the mid-eighteenth century and was repealed in 1815. Apprenticeship requirements, which limited access to certain trades and thus protected wages in those fields, were repealed in 1814, having come under criticism by political economists and P1: TIX/XYZ JWST116-c01 P2: ABC JWST116-Bronstein 24 November 24, 2011 7:1 Printer Name: Yet to Come Britain to 1830 employers for decades.

Harris. C 2012 Jamie L. Bronstein and Andrew T. Harris. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. P1: TIX/XYZ JWST116-c02 P2: ABC JWST116-Bronstein November 24, 2011 7:3 Printer Name: Yet to Come Universal Suffrage and No Surrender 31 The English political system was in flux between 1830 and 1867 – and the nature of the organization of Parliament, and who should qualify for the vote, were at the center of the change. A combination of popular pressure and shifting political alignments facilitated the passage of the 1832 Reform Bill, which expanded the electorate and enfranchised many members of Britain’s growing middle classes.

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