Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Modern England 1820-1885

Book cover
By: (1837-1923)

Modern England 1820-1885 by Oscar Browning provides a detailed and insightful examination of this transformative period in British history. Browning deftly navigates through the political, social, and economic changes that shaped the country during this time, offering a comprehensive overview of the key events and developments that occurred.

One of the strengths of Browning's work is his attention to detail and his ability to bring the historical figures and events of the period to life. Through his engaging prose, he provides readers with a vivid picture of life in 19th-century England, from the rise of industrialization to the growth of the middle class and the struggles of the working poor.

Additionally, Browning does an excellent job of analyzing the impact of key historical figures such as Queen Victoria, William Gladstone, and Benjamin Disraeli on the country's development during this period. He also delves into important social movements, such as the push for women's suffrage and the rise of trade unions, shedding light on the various forces at play in shaping the modern English society.

Overall, Modern England 1820-1885 is a well-researched and engaging read that offers valuable insights into a crucial period of British history. Browning's expertise and passion for the subject shine through, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of 19th-century England.

Book Description:
This short survey opens with the accession of that portly spendthrift, King George IV. With British support, Greece becomes independent. The Irish, under O'Connell, carry agitation to the point of rebellion, forcing Parliament to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act. After a painful labor of over a year, the First Reform Bill is enacted in 1832. Queen Victoria comes to the throne in 1837. Faced with an Irish famine, Sir Robert Peel, repeals the Corn Laws. There is a Great Exhibition, a war in the Crimea, and a rebellion in India. Gladstone and Disraeli battle on the floor of the House of Commons, while British imperialism advances in South Africa and in Egypt. - Summary by Pamela Nagami

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books