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

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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 hankerchief was a capital offence. In this brilliant history of the hidden side of the eighteenth century, Ian Gilmour argues that violence usually stemmed fro ...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published October 27th 1992 by Hutchinson (first published April 2nd 1992)
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A good and very well written account of the instability of 18th century Britain.
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