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A history of modern Britain : 1714 to the present / Ellis Wasson.

Author/Creator:
Wasson, Ellis Archer, 1947-
Publication:
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Summary:
A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present presents a lively introduction to the history of the modern British Isles from the Hanoverian succession to the present day. Develops themes of tradition and change, the role of the four nations of the British Isles, and Britain in a world context. Complements the narrative with descriptions of fascinating personalities from Britain's past, from the arsonist James Aitken and the female adventurer Jane Digby, to the celebrity footballer George Best. Includes features to help orientate the reader: illustrations, maps, royal family genealogies, chronology, and glossary; online supplements include preliminary chapter from 1688.
Contents:
The British Isles in 1714
A new beginning, 1715-1762
War and revolution, 1763-1814
A united kingdom, 1815
Reform, 1816-1841
Imperial Britain, 1842-1884
A new century, 1885-1913
The United Kingdom, 1914
War and peace and war 1915-1939
The warfare and welfare state, 1940-1979
"New" Britain, 1980-2008.
The British Isles in 1714
A new beginning, 1715-1762
War and revolution, 1763-1814
A united kingdom, 1815
Reform, 1816-1841
Imperial Britain, 1842-1884
New century, 1885-1913
The United Kingdom, 1914
War and peace and war, 1915-1939
The warfare and welfare state, 1940-1979
"New" Britain, 1980-2008.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of the author, inscribed.
Contributor:
Wasson, Ellis Archer, 1947- , Inscriber
ISBN:
9781405139359 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405139358 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405139366 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405139366 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
288932990
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