The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (Folio Society History of England #8)
by Asa Briggs
"The Age of Improvement "has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research. This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying unity and the rich variety...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 19th 1999 by Longman Publishing Group
(first published 1959)
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Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs (born 7 May 1921) is a British historian, one of the most respected historians who has written on the Victorian era. In particular, his trilogy, Victorian People, Victorian Cities, and Victorian Things made a lasting mark on how historians view the nineteenth century. He was made a life peer in 1976.More about Asa Briggs...