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By Chris Cook

The Routledge better half to Britain within the 19th Century, 1815–1914 is an obtainable and quintessential compendium of crucial details at the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an intensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical info and approximately 2 hundred biographies of key figures, this transparent and concise booklet presents a accomplished consultant to trendy British heritage from the top of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the 1st international War.

As good because the key components of political, fiscal and social improvement of the period, this booklet additionally covers the more and more emergent topics of sexuality, relaxation, gender and the surroundings, exploring intimately the next features of the nineteenth century:

  • parliamentary and political reform
  • chartism, radicalism and renowned protest
  • the Irish Question
  • the upward push of Imperialism
  • the rules of sexuality and vice
  • the improvement of organised recreation and leisure
  • the upward push of client society.

This publication is a perfect reference source for college students and academics alike.

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Agreement over Morocco, followed by agreement over Siam, Egypt and Newfoundland. Drink Licensing Act angered many Nonconformists and temperance campaigners. Sir John (‘Jacky’) Fisher appointed First Sea Lord. Dogger Bank incident involving Russian fleet and British fishing vessels. Anglo-French military convention. Britain proposed conference on worsening Moroccan crisis. Unemployed Workmen Act passed. Unemployed registers formed under auspices of local government boards. Expenses to be defrayed by voluntary contribution.

Akers-Douglas 29. T. Ritchie Home Secretary: A. Akers-Douglas Foreign Secretary: Marquis of Lansdowne Secretary for the Colonies: Joseph Chamberlain Secretary for War: Hon. St. W. Hanbury Lord Chancellor of Ireland: Lord Ashbourne First Commissioner of Works: Lord Windsor (Earl of Plymouth) Postmaster-General: Austen Chamberlain 30. Campbell-Bannerman’s Cabinet (formed Dec. 1905) Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury: Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Lord Chancellor: Lord Loreburn Lord President of the Council: Earl of Crewe Lord Privy Seal: Marquis of Ripon Chancellor of the Exchequer: Herbert Asquith Home Secretary: Herbert J.

1886 Lord Stanley of Preston Feb. 1888 Sir Michael Hicks Beach Aug. J. Mundella May 1894 James Bryce June 1895 Charles Ritchie 39 POLITICAL HISTORY Nov. Mar. Dec. Apr. Feb. Feb. Aug. 1900 1905 1905 1908 1910 1914 1914 George Balfour Marquis of Salisbury David Lloyd George Winston Churchill Sydney Buxton John Burns Walter Runciman 40 CABINETS AND ADMINISTRATIONS INTRODUCTORY NOTE The fullest details of ministerial appointments, including not only Cabinet Ministers but also a full listing of non-Cabinet ministerial posts, can be found in three reference volumes: Chris Cook and John Stevenson, British Historical Facts, 1760–1830 (London, 1980), Chris Cook and Brendan Keith, British Historical Facts, 1830–1900 (London, 1975) and David Butler and Gareth Butler, British Political Facts, 1900–1994 (London, 1995).

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