Explaining Britain and Her Empire: 1851-1914: A Student's Guide to Victorian Britain

Andrews UK Limited
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In the six decades between 1851 and 1914 Britain was transformed by industrialisation and empire. Her politics, society, culture and economy all underwent a radical transition. This is an Explaining History e-book written specifically for A level students to help them master this complex and challenging period of study. It covers * The evolution of the party system in Victorian Britain * The development of working class culture and politics * The expansion of empire and the rise in international tensions * Everyday life for Victorian people of differing social classes * The impact of the industrial revolution * The growth in the franchise * Unrest in Ireland and the issue of home rule * Liberal and Conservative social reforms * Popular imperialism * The causes of the First World War. The e-book also contains a link to a resources web page with downloadable study aids, exam help and essay writing guides.
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About the author

Nick Shepley is the creator of the Explaining History series of e-books, podcasts and videos, dedicated to helping students, teachers and enthusiasts to master modern history. Nick has published 20 e-book guides and written two textbooks on modern British history.
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Publisher
Andrews UK Limited
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Published on
Dec 7, 2015
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Pages
151
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ISBN
9781785382420
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Great Britain
Political Science / History & Theory
Study Aids / Study Guides
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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