Politics Without Democracy 1815-1914: Perception and Preoccupation in British Government" (The Fontana History of England)

 
9780006863427: Politics Without Democracy 1815-1914: Perception and Preoccupation in British Government

Politics Without Democracy provides an entertaining and highly original view of how Britain made a peaceful transition to representative democracy – a change characterized in other countries by convulsive and bloody civil strife.

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"Refreshing, inspiring and elegant, there are few historians active today who could write at once as stimulatingly and as readably." Historical Journal "The challenge implicit in Bentley′s task is great. His response is witty, intellectually exciting, stylistically seductive, and itself stands as a challenge to broad perspectives on Victorian politics." Victorian Studies "Bentley writes with a wide fund of knowledge; his judgements are shrewd and always worth considering. Encrusted orthodoxies are often challenged and negative home truths are brought into the open." Times Higher Education Supplement

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An accessible, revealing study of nineteenth-century politics and government, which examines this crucial period of change from the point of view of those in power.

An accessible, revealing study of nineteenth-century politics and government, which examines this crucial period of change from the point of view of those in power.

Dr Bentley takes the reader into the minds of the governors of the day, men such as Wellington, Peel, Disraeli, Salisbury and Asquith, as they and their colleagues did their best to control, manipulate (and often retard) the onset of 'democracy'. Combining a deep personal knowledge of political history with the latest research he presents a highly original account of how Britain was transformed from a society governed by the landed gentry to one responsive to the pressures of the newly-industrialised masses.

Written with zest and depicting many of the most colourful characters of the age, 'Politics Without Democracy' an entertaining and highly original view of how Britain made a peaceful transition to representative democracy – a range characterised in order countries by convulsive and bloody civil strife.

"Bentley writes with a wide fund of knowledge; his judgements are shrewd and always worth considering. Encrusted orthodoxies are often challenged and negative home truths are brought into the open".
E. J. FEUCHTWANGER, 'Times Higher'

"Refreshing, inspiring and elegant… there are few historians active today who could write at once as stimulatingly and as readably".
HISTORICAL JOURNAL

"The challenge implicit in Bentley's task is great. His response is witty, intellectually exciting, stylistically seductive, and itself stands as a challenge to broad perspectives on Victorian politics"
VICTORIAN STUDIES

Dr Bentley takes the reader into the minds of the governors of the day, men such as Wellington, Peel, Disraeli, Salisbury and Asquith, as they and their colleagues did their best to control, manipulate (and often retard) the onset of 'democracy'. Combining a deep personal knowledge of political history with the latest research he presents a highly original account of how Britain was transformed from a society governed by the landed gentry to one responsive to the pressures of the newly-industrialized masses.

Written with zest and depicting many of the most colourful characters of the age, 'Politics Without Democracy' provides an entertaining and highly original view of how Britain made a peaceful transition to representative democracy – a change characterized n other countries by convulsive and bloody civil strife.

"Bentley writes with a wide fund of knowledge; his judgements are shrewd and always worth considering. Encrusted orthodoxies are often challenged and negative home truths are brought into the open."
E.J.FEUCHTWANGER, 'Times Higher'.

"Refreshing, inspiring and elegant… there are few historians active today who could write at once as stimulatingly and readably."
HISTORICAL JOURNAL

"The challenge implicit in Bentley's task is great. His response is witty, intellectually exciting, stylistically seductive, and itself stands as a challenge to broad perspectives on Victorian politics."
VICTORIAN STUDIES

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