England in the Nineteenth Century Author:David Thompson The author is a professional historian,author of many books including two on democracy in France,one on Europe since Napoleon,& one on "equality". — This book's theme is major social changes with specialized political,economic,intellectual,diplomatic,etc material drawn upon only when they help illuminate changes in mental habit or outlook,or in s... more »ocial life & organization.
The theme is the dramatic increase in wealth[for many if not most].The rapid rise in exported goods,money,men,& ideas is a key here.
Among the topics discussed are the fights for religious equality & other equities,the huge population increase in the cities,money & morality,and the white man's burden.
In retrospect England went through three phases of Victorianism as classical liberalism raised hopes if not realities.« less