The Politics of Eighteenth-Century British History

@article{Colley1986ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Eighteenth-Century British History},
  author={Linda J. Colley},
  journal={The Journal of British Studies},
  year={1986},
  volume={25},
  pages={359 - 379}
}
  • L. Colley
  • Published 1 October 1986
  • History
  • The Journal of British Studies
Britain's “long” eighteenth century, which began with one aristocratic revolution in 1688 and ended with another in 1832, was a pageant of success. The nation's art and architecture reached their elegant and original best. Its capital became the center of print culture, finance, fashion, and commercial creativity, the largest and most vibrant city in the Western world. The British constitution became a topic for eulogy, as much by the unenlightened and illiterate at home as by the Enlightenment… 

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