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Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo / Peter Ackroyd
VerfasserAckroyd, Peter In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Peter Ackroyd
ErschienenNew York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2020
First Thomas Dunne books trade paperback edition
Umfangix, 403 Seiten : Illustrationen
SchlagwörterTechnological innovations / Great Britain / History In Wikipedia suchen nach Technological innovations / Great Britain / History / Boyne, Battle of the, Ireland, 1690 In Wikipedia suchen nach Battle of the Ireland 1690 Boyne / Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 In Wikipedia suchen nach Battle of Waterloo Belgium 1815 Waterloo / Great Britain / Wars / History In Wikipedia suchen nach Great Britain / Wars / History / Great Britain / History / 1714-1837 In Wikipedia suchen nach Great Britain / History / 1714-1837 / Great Britain / History / 1660-1714 In Wikipedia suchen nach Great Britain / History / 1660-1714
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"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"--

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