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Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
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In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was—again—at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.

Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

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Peter Ackroyd. (2017). Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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        Ackroyd (Rebellion) continues his fast-paced overview of the tumultuous English monarchy with the fourth volume in the series, an account of the "long 18th century" (1688–1815) that covers the evolution of literature, trade, technology, and politics. The last Stuart-linked rulers and their carefully cultivated improvements in trade gave way to the Hanoverian succession, whose first three kings (Georges I–III) pined for their distant German principality during the advent of the industrial revolution. Prime ministers Robert Walpole and the elder and younger Pitts enjoyed great rises to power while Samuel Coleridge, Samuel Johnson, Jonathan Swift, and William Wordsworth made significant contributions to English language and literature. Ackroyd successfully argues that this great confluence of events bred an era singularly ripe for notable changes in business and culture. George III is treated sympathetically for his long reign being tarnished by losing the American colonies and for his bouts of madness. Oddly, Ackroyd subscribes to the questionable claim that George III suffered from porphyria without referencing more recent scholarship on the king's famous instability, though he admirably attempts to offer balanced views of other major figures, including Queen Anne and Prime Minister Frederick North. Scholars and students may take issue with some elements here, but Ackroyd offers suitable background on the momentous events and key figures that helped create modern Britain. Illus.

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