Publisher description for Public life and the propertied Englishman, 1689-1798 / Paul Langford.


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This book offers a major reassessment of the place of the propertied class in eighteenth-century England. The common view of politics in this period is one of aristocratic dominance coexisting with plebeian vitality. Langford explores the terrain which lay between the high ground of elite rule and the low ground of popular politics, and shows that the Georgians were more active in this arena than is generally appreciated.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1689-1702.
Middle class -- England -- Political activity -- History -- 18th century.
Middle class -- England -- Political activity -- History -- 17th century.