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British History 1660–1832: National Identity and Local by Alexander Murdoch

By Alexander Murdoch

This can be an interpretative examine of the belief of england, analyzing the transformation of a sectarian inspiration into an imperial ideology solid in the course of a interval of sustained battle in Europe and ever-expanding components past Europe throughout the moment half the Eighteenth century. It seeks to check constitutional heritage from a non-Anglocentric point of view and to relocate it to historiographical advancements in Social background and the heritage of rules. in accordance with greater than 25 years of study, it seeks to envision significantly an idea which more and more has come lower than public debate prior to now decade.

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In fact, the Scottish convention called by William in 1689 declared that it had the right to dispose of the Crown and to reshape the Constitution before proceeding to do what it was called to do and offer the Scottish throne to William. 20 In England, although the Declaration of Rights and the Subsequent Bill of Rights were tempered by the majority in Parliament, there were still limitations to the power of monarchy introduced under the guise of 40 Revolutions of 1688 in Their British Context defence of traditional rights, particularly with regard to parliamentary consent to the maintenance of a standing army.

The Irish government kept the peace and generated a surplus of revenue in some 25 British History 1660-1832 years, as well as raising regiments for the war effort when needed, both of which were sent to England. Indeed, from an Irish perspective uncluttered by the pretensions of a courtier, that was the problem. Ireland was administered to English needs, not just in its favouritism towards the Protestant community (which naturally did not share that perspective), nor its provision of sinecures and income for English politicians, but also in the subjugation of Irish economic interests, although this appears to have been the province of an English Parliament which undoubtedly saw its economic role in national rather than British terms.

Between 1660 and 1688 more than a third of those who held directorships of the great trading companies of London, such as the East India Company, were Dissenters. 40 Such economic importance amongst the Dissenting community meant many moderate Anglicans were against discrimination towards Dissenters. There were many who had conformed to the Anglican Church at the time of the Reformation who may have accepted the idea of bishops and a state church, but were much less interested in enforcing religious uniformity.

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