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Taylor, Miles

Overview
Works: 12 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 2,331 library holdings
Genres: History  Constitution  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JN125, 342.4202
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Most widely held works by Miles Taylor
Bagehot the English constitution by Walter Bagehot( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Bagehot's The English Constitution (1867) is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, Bagehot took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system the envy of the world. His analysis of the monarchy, the role of the prime minister and cabinet, and comparisons with the American presidential system are astute and timeless, pertinent to current discussions surrounding devolution and electoral reform. Combining the wit and panache of a journalist with the wisdom of a man of letters steeped in evolutionary ideas and historical knowledge, Bagehot produced a book which is always thoughtful, often funny, and surprisingly entertaining.This edition reproduces Bagehot's original 1867 work in full, and introduces the reader to the dramatic political events that surrounded its publication
The decline of British radicalism, 1847-1860 by Miles Taylor( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wide-ranging book - one of the first major studies of British radicalism in the years between the collapse of Chartism in 1848 and the advent of Gladstonian liberalism in the 1860sexplains how and why radicalism lost its hold over British politics. The book begins by re-examining the rise of radicalism in the 1830s and 1840s, arguing that it was the 1832 Reform Act which invigorated radicalism, by enlarging the powers of parliament and increasing the need for independent MPs. As independents, between the mid-1830s and the mid-1850s, radicals, alongside other liberals and reformers, were invested with unprecedented influence in parliament, in the constituencies, and in the media. During the 1850s, events at home and in Europe undermined the radical ascendancy, and paved the way for the moderate liberalism of the Gladstone years
Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the romance of politics, 1819-1869 by Miles Taylor( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a full modern biography of Ernest Jones (1819-69), the last of the Chartist leaders. The book combines an account of his colourful political career in the age of reform with an assessment of his literary achievement
The Victorians since 1901 : histories, representations, and revisions ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Party, state, and society : electoral behaviour in Britain since 1820 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays by a group of young political historians presents a fresh approach to the study of electoral behaviour and political parties in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. The volume challenges the common view that political parties have been the passive beneficiaries of social and constitutional change and examines the contested ways in which parties and voters have interacted since 1820. Each chapter is an important contribution in its own right, but taken together they offer an original survey of the workings of the electorate and the party system in Britain since the 1820s. This book will be of interest to undergraduates and specialists, historians and political scientists alike
The Victorian empire and Britain's maritime world, 1837-1901 : the sea and global history ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'We are fish' observed Lord Salisbury of Britain's global interests at the height of the 19th century pax Britannica. Yet the relationship between the sea and Britain's empire during the Victorian era has rarely been treated in a single volume. The essays in this book do just that. Through a series of case-studies these cutting edge contributions survey the work of the Royal Navy as the policeman of imperial interests: combating piracy and the slave trade. In examining the battle for technological supremacy at sea, the role of the large shipping companies in emigration and migration, and the shipping of British culture overseas via the circulation of knowledge and artefacts, this volume gives an insight into the Victorians' understanding of their own destiny as a sea-faring island
The age of Asa : Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asa Briggs has been a prominent figure in post-war cultural life - as a pioneering historian, a far-sighted educational reformer, and a sensitive chronicler of the way in which broadcasting and communication more generally have shaped modern society. He has also been a devoted servant of the public good, involved in many inquiries, boards and trusts. Yet few accounts of public life in Britain since the Second World War include a discussion or appreciation of his influential role. This collection of essays provides the first critical assessment of Asa Briggs' career, using fresh research and new perspectives to analyse his contribution and impact on scholarship, the expansion of higher education at home and overseas, and his support and leadership for the arts and media more generally
Palmerston studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who's who in British history : from 0 to 1945 AD by Bob Fowke( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palmerston studies : [essays drwan from an international conference held at the University of Southampton in 2003] ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English constitution by Walter Bagehot( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This text offers an] account of the history and workings of the British political system ... As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, [the author] took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system the envy of the world. His analysis of the monarchy, the role of the prime minister and cabinet, and comparisons with the American presidential system are astute and timeless, pertinent to current discussions surrounding devolution and electoral reform. -Back cover
Palmerston studies : [essays drwan from an international conference held at the University of Southampton in 2003] ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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