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The Whig Ascendancy: Colloquies On Hanoverian England

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Hardcover, 226 pages
Published by St. Martin's Press
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An interesting exercise. Seven distinguished British historians -- all friends and all northerners, I think -- came together for a sort of miniature conference at the University of York in 1979. Each presented a paper, which the group then discussed. Each paper is printed here in its original form, and each discussion is summarized in a brief chapter of its own. The point of the exercise was to make the recent historiography on 18th-century England comprehensible to outsiders, both by showcasing ...more
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John Ashton Cannon was an English historian specialising in 18th-century British politics. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School where he gained a scholarship to Peterhouse, Cambridge, and gained his PhD at Bristol University (where he was appointed Lecturer in 1961 and Senior Lecturer in 1967 as well as Reader in 1970). During his time at Bristol, he also became involved in Radio Bristol ...more
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