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The history of England. Volume IV, Revolution

The history of England. Volume IV, Revolution

Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author

The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling 'A History of England' begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, 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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Pan Books, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1509811478, 9781509811472
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2016.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: ix, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Great Britain History 1660-1714.; History.; Great Britain History 1714-1837.
Alternative Title: Revolution