The history of violence in England from the Jacobite uprising of 1715 to the Irish rebellion of 1798, taking in food riots, judicial murder, press-gangs, poaching, duelling and the military. The author also wrote "The Body Politic" and "Inside Right".
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"A wonderful book... a masterly piece of historical writing... The talent he shares with the greatest historians such as E. P. Thompson and Christopher Hill is the gift of the historical imagination... A brilliant tapestry." (Michael Foot Observer)
"A considerable achievement." (E. P. Thompson Guardian)
"Impressive... Anybody interested in England's past should read this richly stimulating book. Let is hope that it will soon appear in paperback." (Christopher Hill Tribune)
"The book is both a revelation and a compulsive read." (Robert Blake Country Life)
"Richly documented and eloquent... challenges popular myths of the English and puts the record straight." (Roy Porter The Times Literary Supplement)
A Magisterial and highly readable history of 18th century Britain. 'A wonderful book. . . a masterly piece of historical writing. . The talent he shares with the greatest historians such as E. P. Thompson and Christopher Hill is the gift of historical imagination. . . A brilliant tapestry. ' Michael Foot, OBSERVER
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1992. Book Condition: Good. y First edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP46725905
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 240x160mm. Britain in the 18th century was deeply divided, riots over politics, food and religion were endemic. The English penal code was the harshest in Europe, despite the relative liberty of English institutions. 504pp including index. Inscription to front end paper otherwise very good throughout. 240x160mm. Bookseller Inventory # 17091s39
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