Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 August 1999

230 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719051869

Bookseller Code (06)


British Politics in an Age of Reform

Michael J. Turner

Published by Manchester University Press

New Frontiers in History MUP

This work is a detailed examination of principal themes in the political history of late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. It evaluates much recent research, links the politics of the elite with the politics of the people and seeks to explain significant developments with reference to both their long- and short-term causes. Among the issues addressed are the relative powers of crown, cabinet and parliament between 1760 and 1832; the impact on domestic politics of revolution and war abroad; the growth of radicalism and popular political activity; agitation for reform and the responses of government; the rise of party; the connections between extra-parliamentary pressure and instability; at the centre of power.