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The House of Lords in British politics and society, 1815-1911

Author: E A Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1992.
Series: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
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This book is the only up-to-date survey of the history of the House of Lords, and its impact on British politics and society, in the period from Waterloo to the First World War. It shows how the Lords adapted to, and survived, the 'age of reform'; and traces their changing relationship with the House of Commons and the British people at large. It fills an important gap, for the peerage were, and contrived to remain,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Smith, E.A.
House of Lords in British politics and society, 1815-1911.
London ; New York : Longman, 1992
(OCoLC)681097838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E A Smith
ISBN: 0582095395 9780582095397 0582095387 9780582095380
OCLC Number: 25675057
Description: xi, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The House of Lords and its proceedings: the chamber and its proceedings; prelude; the chamber; the business of the House of Lords; judicial business; speaking in the house; voting and protesting. Part 2 Evolution and adaption, 1815-1880: the members of the House of Lords - the hereditary peerage; creations and promotions; the peerage and property; marriage and education; characters and characteristics; politician; office and patronage; the non-hereditary members of the House of Lords; the Scottish representative peers; the Irish representative peers; the bishops; parties and party management in the House of Lords; the novelty of party; jparty management - Whigs and liberals; party management - the Conservatives; leadership - the Liberals; leadership - the Conservatives; the lords and the commons; influence and co-operation; the limits of power; the Lords insist on their rights; the House of Lords and the public; the Lords and reform; the threat to the Lords; aristocratic recovery; the Elysian fields. Part 3 Decline, but not fall, 1880-1911: the pattern of change; changing membership; peers in politics; the Lords and government; challenge and response; the Lords and their role; mended or ended; the people's budget.
Series Title: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
Responsibility: E.A. Smith.

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Examines the role of the House of Lords in British politics and society between 1815 and 1911. Amongst the areas covered are: the House of Lords and its proceedings; evolution and adaption of the  Read more...

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