Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords

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England in the long eighteenth century has often been regarded as a deferential society under aristocratic leadership, or more recently, as a society whose internal tensions were dispersed by the persistent experience of war. This book takes a different view. Drawing together the implications of recent work on demography, labour, and law, it seeks to re-explore the power relations in English society and the ongoing struggles over popular entitlements and elite privilege. Focusing primarily on the experience of England's ...

Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192891945

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