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5.0 out of 5 stars a fascinating revisionist study
In this seminal work Clark rethinks the history of the 'long 18th century' from the Glorious Revolution ( a.k.a the Dutch invasion ) to the Great Reform Act which at last recast the hide-bound nature of the British Parliament. He argues that throughout this time the Established Church was a much under-estimated Tory force, that little changed with the Whig Revolution for...
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This book was ill-organized, quite repetitive, and felt the work of a tired and somewhat confused man, as if the author was frankly past his prime.
Published on 24 Dec 2011 by Matthew Pollock


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5.0 out of 5 stars a fascinating revisionist study, 30 Mar 2013
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This review is from: English Society 1688 - 1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice during the Ancien Regime (Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics) (Paperback)
In this seminal work Clark rethinks the history of the 'long 18th century' from the Glorious Revolution ( a.k.a the Dutch invasion ) to the Great Reform Act which at last recast the hide-bound nature of the British Parliament. He argues that throughout this time the Established Church was a much under-estimated Tory force, that little changed with the Whig Revolution for the nation as a whole, that the crucial, hard-fought issues were always the religious ones, and that political reform only became possible after a popular sea-change of Dissent. His argument is dense, requiring careful reading, but wide-ranging and extremely thorough in its coverage of the many issues and protagonists of those years.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not credible, 24 Dec 2011
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This book was ill-organized, quite repetitive, and felt the work of a tired and somewhat confused man, as if the author was frankly past his prime.
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