The Resource Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo, Peter Ackroyd

Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo, Peter Ackroyd

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Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
Title
Revolution
Title remainder
the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
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Peter Ackroyd
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was--again--at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal"--
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1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
941.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA435
LC item number
. A25 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
History of England
Series volume
[4]
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Technological innovations
  • Great Britain
  • Boyne, Battle of the, Ireland, 1690
  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
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Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo, Peter Ackroyd
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-384) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
What do you think of predestination now? -- A bull or a bear? -- The idol of the age -- Hay day -- The prose of gold -- Waiting for the day -- The great Scriblerus -- The Germans are coming! -- Bubbles in the air -- The invisible hand -- Consuming passions -- The what d' ye call it? -- The dead ear -- Mother Geneva -- The pack of cards -- What shall I do? -- Do or die -- The violists -- A call for liberty -- Here we are again! -- The broad bottom -- The magical machines -- Having a tea party -- The schoolboy -- The steam machines -- On a darkling plain -- Fire and moonlight -- The red bonnet -- The mad kings -- The beast and the whore -- A Romantic tale -- Pleasures of peace
Control code
ocn1005080105
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250003645
Lccn
2017027329
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005080105
Label
Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do you think of predestination now? -- A bull or a bear? -- The idol of the age -- Hay day -- The prose of gold -- Waiting for the day -- The great Scriblerus -- The Germans are coming! -- Bubbles in the air -- The invisible hand -- Consuming passions -- The what d' ye call it? -- The dead ear -- Mother Geneva -- The pack of cards -- What shall I do? -- Do or die -- The violists -- A call for liberty -- Here we are again! -- The broad bottom -- The magical machines -- Having a tea party -- The schoolboy -- The steam machines -- On a darkling plain -- Fire and moonlight -- The red bonnet -- The mad kings -- The beast and the whore -- A Romantic tale -- Pleasures of peace
Control code
ocn1005080105
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250003645
Lccn
2017027329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005080105

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