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Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Adrian Randall


This book examines 18th- and early 19th-century England through the lens of popular disorder. The more closely-studied forms of protest are discussed, such as food riots, industrial disorders, and political disturbances, along with much less well understood occasions of popular disorder including tax riots, turnpike riots, riots against the establishment of the militia, and religious riots. This book re-engages the study of riot within a wider interpretation of the forces—social, economic, and political—which were transforming society. Special emphasis is given on disturbances in the years bet ... More

Keywords: popular disorder, England, Hanoverian, political disturbances, riots, constitutionalism, popular protests, social protests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Randall, author
Professor of English Social History, The University of Birmingham
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