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The Perilous Question

The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832


Συγγραφέας: Fraser Antonia
Εκδότης: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753829226
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 448
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2014
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Perilous Question"

The two-year revolution that totally changed how Britain is governed. Internationally bestselling historian Antonia Fraser's new book brilliantly evokes one year of pre-Victorian political and social history - the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, an eventful and violent year that featured riots in Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham. The time-span of the book is from Wellington's intractable declaration in November 1830 that 'The beginning of reform is beginning of revolution' to 7 June 1832, when William IV reluctantly assented to the Great Reform Bill, under the double threat of the creation of 60 new peers in the House of Lords and the threat of revolution throughout the country. Wider themes of Irish and 'negro emancipation' underscore the narrative. The book is character driven; we learn of the Whig aristocrats prepared to whittle away their own power to bring liberty to the country, the all-too-conservative opposition who included the intransigent Duchess of Kent and Queen Adelaide and finally the 'revolutionaries' like William Cobbett, author of Rural Rides. These events led to a total change in the way Britain was governed, a two-year revolution that Antonia Fraser brings to vivid dramatic life.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Fraser Antonia
ISBN: 9780753829226
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/05/2014
Εκδότης: Orion Publishing Co
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 448
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 262 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2014

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