Wasson, Ellis

A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present

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Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition,A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Presentprovides a comprehensive survey of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Great Britain from the Hanoverian succession to the present day.
  • Places Britain in a global context, charting the rise and fall of the British empire and the influence of imperialism on the social, economic, and political developments of the home country
  • Includes revised sections on imperialism and the industrial revolution that have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, a more reflective view on New Labour since its demise, and an all new section on the performance of the Conservative – Lib/Dem coalition that came into office in 2010
  • Features illustrations, maps, an up-to-date bibliography, a full list of Prime Ministers, a genealogy of the royal family, and a comprehensive glossary explaining uniquely British terms, acronyms, and famous figures
  • Spans topics as diverse as the slave trade, the novels of Charles Dickens, the Irish Potato Famine, the legalization of homosexuality, coalmines in South Wales, Antarctic exploration, and the invention of the computer
  • Includes extensive reference to historiography


Imperialism, British imperialism, British Empire, British politics, British social structure, WWI, WWII, United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, Commonwealth, Robert Walpole, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Cobbett, Keir Hardie, John Hume, Winston Churchill, George III, William Gladstone, Queeen Victoria, British India, working class, women’s rights, welfare state, British monarchy, Liberal Party, Whig Party, Conservative Party, Labour Party, industrial revolution, New Labour, national identity, British economy, Church of England

, Modern British History, Modern British History
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