Events That Changed Great Britain Since 1689 (Events That Changed the World) (Hardcover)
Greenwood, 9780313316869, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 2002
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This unique resource describes and evaluates ten of the most important events in British history between 1689 and the present. A full chapter is devoted to each event. Every chapter includes an introduction presenting factual information in a clear, concise, chronological order, and a longer interpretive essay exploring both the short term and far reaching ramifications of the event.
The ten events covered are: L DBL The Industrial Revolution L DBL The Seven Years' War L DBL The Napoleonic Wars L DBL Pax Britannica L DBL The Reform Act of 1832 L DBL The Crystal Palace Exhibition L DBL The Movement for Irish Independence and Woman Suffrage L DBL World War I L DBL World War II L DBL The Thatcher Era L Coverage for each event also includes an annotated bibliography of works suitable for students and a full-page illustration. A glossary of terms, a timeline of British history since 1689, a chronological list of ruling houses and monarchs, and a chronological list of prime ministers help students to better understand the major developments in modern British history, along with their significance and long-term impact.