Riot, Rising and Revolution: Governance and Violence in Eighteenth-century England by Ian Gilmour

Riot, Rising and Revolution: Governance and Violence in Eighteenth-century England by Ian Gilmour

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Britain in the eighteenth century was deeply divided; riots over politics, food and religion were endemic. The author argues that violence usually stemmed from the incompetence or arrogance of the ruling class. He tells the story of the great rebellions - of Scotland in 1715 and 1745, of Ireland in 1798 - and the episodes of Wilkes and Gordon.

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Britain in the eighteenth century was deeply divided; riots over politics, food and religion were endemic. Despite the relative liberty of English institutions; the penal code was the harshest in Europe - stealing a handkerchief was a capital offence. In this brilliant history of the hidden side of the eighteenth century, Ian Gilmour argues that violence usually stemmed from the incompetence or arrogance of the ruling class. He tells the story of the great rebellions - of Scotland in 1715 and 1745, of Ireland in 1798 - and the famous episodes of Wilkes and Gordon. But he also paints a vivid picture of the vicious discipline of the army, skulduggery at elections, the class violence of industrial struggles, the ritual violence of duelling and the swingeing punishment of poachers.

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SKU GOR001698196
Title Riot, Rising and Revolution: Governance and Violence in Eighteenth-century England
Author By (author) Ian Gilmour
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 0712655107
ISBN 13 9780712655101
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Britain in the eighteenth century was deeply divided; riots over politics, food and religion were endemic. Despite the relative liberty of English institutions; the penal code was the harshest in Europe - stealing a handkerchief was a capital offence. In this brilliant history of the hidden side of the eighteenth century, Ian Gilmour argues that violence usually stemmed from the incompetence or arrogance of the ruling class. He tells the story of the great rebellions - of Scotland in 1715 and 1745, of Ireland in 1798 - and the famous episodes of Wilkes and Gordon. But he also paints a vivid picture of the vicious discipline of the army, skulduggery at elections, the class violence of industrial struggles, the ritual violence of duelling and the swingeing punishment of poachers.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001698196
Title Riot, Rising and Revolution: Governance and Violence in Eighteenth-century England
Author By (author) Ian Gilmour
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 0712655107
ISBN 13 9780712655101
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No