The Emergence of Modern Britain, 1688-2000



Spring 2014

HIEU 2112

The Emergence of Modern Britain, 1688-2000

Richard Floyd

This course surveys the major institutions that have shaped the history of Britain over the past 300 years.  Topics include the pressures of agricultural and industrial revolution, parliamentary government and the role of a monarchy in an increasingly democratic society, British involvement in Ireland, and the relation of church and state.  In the process, students shall acquire familiarity with the examination of a wide range of primary sources, and learn to analyze and contextualize them in a historically sensitive fashion.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904



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