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Perilous question : the drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832, Antonia Fraser

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Perilous question : the drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
Title
Perilous question
Title remainder
the drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Internationally bestselling historian Antonia Fraser's new book brilliantly evokes a key period of pre-Victorian political and social history - the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. For our inconclusive times, there is an attractive resonance with 1832, with its 'rotten boroughs' of Old Sarum and the disappearing village of Dunwich, and its lines of most resistance to reform. This book is character-driven - on the one hand, the reforming heroes are the Whig aristocrats Lord Grey, Lord Althorp and Lord John Russell, and the Irish orator Daniel O'Connell. They included members of the richest and most landed Cabinet in history, yet they were determined to bring liberty, which whittled away their own power, to the country. The all-too-conservative opposition comprised Lord Londonderry, the Duke of Wellington, the intransigent Duchess of Kent and the consort of the Tory King William IV, Queen Adelaide. Finally, there were 'revolutionaries' and reformers, like William Cobbett, the author of RURAL RIDES. This is a book that features one eventful year, much of it violent. There were riots in Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham, and wider themes of Irish and 'negro emancipation' underscore the narrative. The time-span of the book is from Wellington's intractable declaration in November 1830 that 'The beginning of reform is the beginning of revolution', to 7th June 1832, the date of the extremely reluctant royal assent by William IV to the Great Reform Bill, under the double threat of the creation of 60 new peers in the House of Lords and the threat of revolution throughout the country. These events led to a total change in the way Britain was governed, a two-year revolution that Antonia Fraser brings to vivid dramatic life"--provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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1932-
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Fraser, Antonia
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain.
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Perilous question : the drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832, Antonia Fraser
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17334603
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297864301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016260789
  • (UkLCURL)99016260789
  • (OCoLC)836717865
Label
Perilous question : the drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17334603
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297864301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016260789
  • (UkLCURL)99016260789
  • (OCoLC)836717865

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