Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Christopher Harvie, H. C. G. Matthew

The 19th century was once a time of big progress for Britain. In 1800 it was once overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and nearly half-Celtic. A century later it used to be mostly city and English. the consequences of the commercial Revolution prompted towns to swell significantly. London, for instance, grew from approximately 1 million humans to over 6 million. out of the country, the British Empire was once achieving its apex, whereas at domestic the realm got here to surprise on the nice Exhibition of 1851 with its crowning achievement--the Crystal Palace. Historians Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew current a accomplished and authoritative consultant to the social, monetary, and political occasions that marked the period on which many believed the sunlight might by no means set.

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