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British History Displayed


  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107502178

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  • Originally published in 1955, this book was originally intended to provide a general framework for one year's syllabus of history teaching in secondary schools. Elliot covers British and European history from the end of the seventeenth century until the end of the Second World War, illustrating the text with drawings, photographs and maps showing important military campaigns, events, people and fashion trends. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British history and the history of education.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107502178
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. 1688–1789 (First Term):
    1. Europe about the end of the seventeenth century
    2. Louis XIV of France
    3. William III, the Dutch King of England
    4. The war of the English succession
    5. The war of the Spanish succession
    6. Queen Anne and the Marlboroughs
    7. Queen Anne's London
    8. The country squire
    9. Women's occupations
    10. Food and cooking
    11. Children and their education
    12. Newspapers, music and musicians
    13. A King from Hanover, George I
    14. Sir Robert Walpole
    15. The war of the Austrian succession
    16. Georgian homes
    17. Transport
    18. British and French in North America
    19. British and French in India
    20. William Pitt: the Seven Years War
    21. George III (1760–1820)
    22. The American colonies
    23. The American war
    24. Eighteenth-century village
    25. Bath
    26. The English church in the eighteenth century
    27. Eighteenth-century literature
    28. Painters: musicians: the theatre
    29. The Industrial Revolution: the coming of machines
    30. Ireland in the eighteenth century
    31. Scotland in the eighteenth century
    Some suggestions for exercises and discussions
    Part II. 1789–1860 (Second Term):
    32. The French Revolution, 1789
    33. Britain and the French Revolution: young Mr Pitt
    34. The Napoleonic wars, 1803–15
    35. The Congress of Vienna: nationalism
    36. Central and South America
    37. Writers and musicians in the early nineteenth century
    38. After the wars
    years of distress
    39. The Regency: age of the 'dandies'
    40. Canning's foreign policy
    41. Tory reforms: Catholic emancipation
    42. Reforms in factories and mines
    43. Roads and railways
    44. Revolts in France and Belgium, 1830
    45. Parliamentary reform
    46. Young Queen Victoria
    47. The 'hungry forties'
    48. The Crimean War (1854–6)
    49. Socialism and Karl Marx
    50. The year of revolutions, 1848
    51. Material benefits
    52. Mid-Victorian homes and women: the Great Exhibition
    53. Religion in Victorian England
    54. 'Darwinism'
    55. Disraeli and Gladstone: the Treaty of Berlin
    56. India since the days of Clive: the Indian Mutiny
    57. Bismarck and the German Empire
    58. Unification of Italy
    59. Canada and Newfoundland
    60. Australia
    61. New Zealand
    62. The exploration and partition of Africa
    Some suggestions for exercises and discussions
    Part III. 1860–1950 (Third Term):
    63. The United States
    64. British soldiers and sailors
    65. Education in nineteenth-century England
    66. Trade unions and socialism
    67. The Far East: China and Japan
    68. British and Boers in South Africa: the Boer War
    69. Sail and return
    70. Road transport in the later nineteenth century: balloons
    71. Gladstone and the Irish question
    72. The Egyptian question
    73. Gladstone's third ministry (1885–6): Lord Salisbury
    74. The British Empire in 1900
    75. Emancipated women
    76. The old Queen and her family
    77. Some Victorian writers
    78. The turn of the century 1890–1910
    79. Edward VII (1901–10)
    80. Education: social reform
    81. The United States in the modern world
    82. World War I
    83. The treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919
    84. The League of Nations
    85. Ireland after World War I
    86. The troubled twenties
    87. 'Empire' into 'Commonwealth'
    88. India
    89. Soviet Russia
    90. War clouds threaten again
    91. Causes of World War II
    92. The Second World War, 1939–45
    93. Post-war changes in the British Empire
    94. The modern world
    Some suggestions for exercises and discussions

  • Author

    Margaret M. Elliot

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