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First published as part of the Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, this Very Short Introduction is no. 22 in the Very Short Introductions series, and is the eighth in the Very Short Introductions: British History series.

Eightneenth-century Britain is sometimes thought of as sedate, oligarchical, and consevative. First published as part of the best-selling Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to eighteenth-century Britain reveals the essential vitality as Britain evolved into a great power, an industrial giant, and a dynamic commercial society. The transforming effect of a hundred years is concisely narrated in its diversity and complexity.

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