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Making aristocracy work : the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914

Author: Andrew Adonis
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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Making Aristocracy Work explores the political role of the British peerage in the thirty years before the First World War. It charts its transition from ruling class to embattled faction, analysing the response of the peers to the challenge of democracy and their impact on the constitutional order which emerged from the turbulent politics of the late Victorian and Edwardian era. The book opens with a study of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Adonis, Andrew, 1963-
Making aristocracy work.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)608144444
Online version:
Adonis, Andrew, 1963-
Making aristocracy work.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624309722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Adonis
ISBN: 0198203896 9780198203896
OCLC Number: 27012779
Description: xiii, 311 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Peers, power and the constitution. Part 1 The House of Lords: parties, organizations and leadership; the House of Lords as a Second Chamber; private bills and public interests. Part 2 Party politics and public policy: Salisbury's house; the Lords and Edwardian liberalism. Part 3 A governing elite: governing the realm; governing the empire; the will to rule; making aristocracy work. Appendix: The 4th Earl of Carnarvon and his dispositions in the 1880s.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Andrew Adonis.
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A study of the political role and activities of the peerage, both inside and outside Parliament, the late 19th and early 20th century. Andrew Adonis reassesses the strengths and weaknesses of the  Read more...

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