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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906. David Cannadine

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

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  • Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
  • David Cannadine
  • Page: 624
  • Format: pdf, ePub, fb2, mobi
  • ISBN: 9780525557913
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

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A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world’s most respected historians.

“An evocative account . . .[Cannadine] tells his own story persuasively and exceedingly well.” —The Wall Street Journal

To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in transportation, communication, science, and work—all while a growing religious skepticism rendered the intellectual landscape increasingly unrecognizable. It was an exhilarating time, and as a result, most of the countries in the world that experienced these changes were racked by political and social unrest. Britain, however, maintained a stable polity at home, and as a result it quickly found itself in a position of global leadership.

In this major new work, leading historian David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of nineteenth-century Britain. Britain was a country that saw itself at the summit of the world and, by some measures, this was indeed true. It had become the largest empire in history: its political stability positioned it as the leader of the new global economy and allowed it to construct the largest navy ever built. And yet it was also a society permeated with doubt, fear, and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in fact obsessed with its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force. Victorious Century is a comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history—its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age, but also the dilemmas faced by Britain’s citizens, ones we remain familiar with today.

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