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War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Stephen Conway


This book explores the impact of the wars of 1739-63 on Britain and Ireland. The period was dominated by armed struggle between Britain and the Bourbon powers, particularly France. These wars, especially the Seven Years War of 1756-63, saw a considerable mobilization of manpower, materials, and money. They had important affects on the British and Irish economies, on social divisions and the development of what we might term social policy, on popular and parliamentary politics, on religion, on national sentiment, and on the nature and scale of Britain's overseas possessions and attitudes to emp ... More

Keywords: wars of 1739-63, Seven Years War, social policy, popular politics, parliamentary, politics, religion, national sentiment, empire, Pitt-Newcastle government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Conway, author
Professor of History, University College London
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