Making of a Great Power
Late Stuart & Early Georgian Britain, 1660-1722

By G. Holmes
June 1993
Pearson Education / Longman
ISBN: 0582484391
524 pages
$57.50 Paper original


The fruit of a lifetime's work by one of the country's leading historians, this is history writing on a grand scale. By the 1790s Britain was constitutionally united and newly established as a major European power - in marked contrast with the England of the 1660 Restoration, shakily emerging from the upheavals of the Civil Wars. Geoffrey Holmes' important study shows how this transformation came about.

1. Restoration to revolution
2. Revolution, War and Change
3. Glossary
4. Population and Social Structure
5. Monarchs and pretenders
6. Leading government office holders
7. Parliament
8. The constitution
9. Foreign Policy
10. Britain's Major Wars
11. Overseas Trade and the Colonies
12. Agriculture
13. Industry
14. Living standards
15. Religion

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