The Reign of George III 1760-1815 by J. Steven Watson (The Oxford History of England)


Hardcover. Conditon: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good. 1992. The Clarendon Press (Oxford)

Dust Jacket tanned along spine, else near fine copy.

Part of the History fo England series. This volume surveys English history from the Conquest of Canada to the final victory over Napoleon. In the last seventy years scholars have, in detailed studies, destroyed the basis upon which the great 19th century accounts of the period rested; in particular, the working of the political system and the onset of the so-called Industrial Revolution have been the subject of violent controversy. This book takes into acount these revaluations, and attempts to weave them into a consecutive story, political, social, economic. In dealing with subjects as diverse as the loss of America, the winning of supremacy in India, the political ideas of Bute, North, Fox, and Pitt, and much more.