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High minds : the Victorians and the birth of modern Britain

Author: Simon Heffer
Publisher: London : Windmill Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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England in the 1880s was a powerhouse of change, transformed not just by industrialisation but by new attitudes to learning, to politics and to society as a whole. This book explores this process of transformation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Heffer
ISBN: 9780099558477 0099558475
OCLC Number: 894753725
Reproduction Notes: Originally published: London: RH Books, 2013.
Description: xvii, 878 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE THE CONDITION OF ENGLAND --
1. The Angry Forties: Poverty, Agitation and Riot --
2. Noblesse Oblige: Politics and the Aristocracy --
3. The Ascent of the Bourgeoisie: Radicalism and the End of the Corn Laws --
4. Chartism: The Rise of Working-class Politics --
pt. TWO THE VICTORIAN MIND --
5. The Godly Mind: National Apostasy and the Victorian Church --
6. The Doubting Mind: Struggles in the Sea of Faith --
7. The Rational Mind: Intellectuals and the Growth of Secularism --
8. The Political Mind: High Principle and Low Ambition --
9. The Progressive Mind: The Great Exhibition and Its Legacy --
10. The Heroic Mind: Albert and the Cult of the Great Man --
pt. THREE THE TRANSFORMATION OF BRITAIN --
11. The Leap in the Dark: Reform and the Coming of Democracy --
12. Broadening Minds: The Battle for Education --
13. The End of Privilege: Inventing the Meritocracy --
14. The Rights of Women: Divorce, the Vote and Education. Contents note continued: pt. FOUR THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN --
15. The Pursuit of Perfection: Victorian Intellectuals and the New Britain --
16. Doing Good: Philanthropists and the Humane Impulse --
17. The Way We Live Now: The Creation of the Victorian City --
18.A Glimpse of the Gothic: Founding a National Style --
19. The Reforming Mind: Parliament and the Advance of Civilisation.
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