Revolutionary Britannia?: Reflections on the Threat of Revolution in Britain, 1789-1848

Revolutionary Britannia Reflections on the Threat of Revolution in Britain For two generations following the overthrow of the absolutist monarchy in France in until the revolution of political upheaval broke out across Europe except it seems in Britain Why For a

  • Title: Revolutionary Britannia?: Reflections on the Threat of Revolution in Britain, 1789-1848
  • Author: Edward Royle
  • ISBN: 9780719048036
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • For two generations following the overthrow of the absolutist monarchy in France in 1789 until the revolution of 1848, political upheaval broke out across Europe except, it seems, in Britain Why For a century historians dismissed revolutionary outbursts as mere economic protest or the work of trouble makers This book takes the full measure of protest and revolution inFor two generations following the overthrow of the absolutist monarchy in France in 1789 until the revolution of 1848, political upheaval broke out across Europe except, it seems, in Britain Why For a century historians dismissed revolutionary outbursts as mere economic protest or the work of trouble makers This book takes the full measure of protest and revolution in England, from the Jacobins of the 1790s and the Luddites of 1812 to the Chartists of 1839 48 Royle challenges the assertion that Britain was different, drawing on recent research to show how the revolutionaries were defeated by government propaganda and the strength of popular conservatism.

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    1. An excellent review of a longstanding debate in British history: how did Britain avoid revolution from 1789 - 1848? Good fortune and occasional ruthlessness played a part, as did a reluctant willingness to concede reform when necessary. Following on from The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson and analysing many of the same themes, Revolutionary Britannia offers fresh insights into a debate which still intrigues historians of the Left and Right.

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