England in the eighteenth century

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Penguin Books, 1963 - Great Britain - 224 pages
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I read this book for a general overview of the eighteenth century before I launched into my reading for my qualifying exams, which spanned 1780 to 1925. Some specific background knowledge on the ... Read full review

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This is a fine, scholarly guide to Stuart England. It is brief, readable, and well-researched. Anyone who needs a good solid introduction to England in the seventeenth century could do worse than consult this book. Certainly it is not exhaustive; but that is not its goal. Read full review

Contents

TRADE AND WEALTH 171442
21
SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF THE AUGUSTAN AGE
28
8 SIR ROBERT WALPOLE 172233
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British-born and educated historian John Plumb received his B.A. in 1933 from the University of London and his Ph.D. three years later from Cambridge University. After eight years as a research fellow at Cambridge, he became a member of the faculty and in 1966 professor of modern English history. During the same period and in the 1970s, he was a visiting professor in the United States at Columbia and at New York University. Plumb is the definitive authority on England's first prime minister, Robert Walpole, about whom he wrote a two-volume biography. Plumb presents a balanced study of the era of Whig supremacy and the earlier Hanoverian period, 1714--60. In addition to authoring books, Plumb has edited a number of multivolume works and has published numerous articles and book reviews. Says Crane Brinton, "Plumb writes firmly and well in the British academic tradition of his master, G. M. Trevelyan" (N.Y. Herald Tribune).

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