By Norman McCord
This absolutely revised and up to date version of Norman McCord's authoritative creation to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st international struggle in 1914. The authors chart the advance of a latest country built with a wide and increasing paperwork, the growth of in a foreign country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and alterations in faith, social attitudes, and culture.British historical past 1815-1914, moment variation, divides the period into 4 chronological classes, with chapters at the political history, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in every one interval. This new version explores such significant subject matters because the giant raise in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of kingdom task, and the advance of consumerism, rest, and leisure. that includes a opt for bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity offers the last word creation to British historical past among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st global struggle.
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The tenor of the advice which the Home Ofﬁce gave to local magistrates was that they were responsible for the maintenance of law and order in their districts, but that they should not overstep their legal powers. As recently as 4 August, Sidmouth had warned the Manchester magistrates against precipitate action when faced with a large meeting which was not clearly illegal. On the other hand immediate decisions on how to respond had to be left to the men on the spot. The royal proclamation of 30 July had enjoined magistrates to ‘bring to justice .
Parties marched in from outlying communities, while a group of magistrates watched the proceedings with mounting anxiety from a house nearby. There were doubts about the legality of the meeting and fears concerning what it might lead to. After most of the crowd had assembled, the magistrates decided that they would arrest the principal speaker, Henry Hunt, before he began his speech. The local constables declared that they could not implement the order without military protection. The most accessible military force was the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry, volunteer cavalry drawn from the dominant social groups of the district and imperfectly trained.
Brushing aside warnings from the government, in June 1820 she came to London and placed herself under the protection of radical leaders in the capital. The Cabinet had warned the Queen that if she ﬂouted their advice and came to Britain to make trouble, they would have no choice but to yield to the importunities of her royal husband, and take action to obtain a divorce. In July Liverpool introduced into the House of Lords a Bill of Pains and Penalties which would have dissolved the royal marriage and deprived Caroline of the rights and privileges of a queen consort.
British History 1815-1914 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World) by Norman McCord