By H. T. Dickinson
This authoritative significant other introduces readers to the advancements that bring about Britain turning into an excellent international strength, the best ecu imperial country, and, while, the main economically and socially complex, politically liberal and religiously tolerant country in Europe.
- Covers political, social, cultural, fiscal and non secular historical past. Written by means of a world workforce of specialists.
- Examines Britain's place from the viewpoint of different ecu nations.
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The Glorious Revolution began a process that saw signiﬁcant changes in the relationship between church and state. The Church of England undoubtedly lost some of its special privileges. It found it increasingly difﬁcult to support divine right monarchy and to preach its ideological support for the doctrines of passive obedience and non-resistance. The Toleration Act of 1689 formally allowed Protestant Dissenters to worship freely outside the Church of England and gradually Roman Catholics were allowed similar rights in practice.
Arbitrary authority was restrained by positive law, ancient custom and common law, or natural law to the extent that no subject could be imprisoned without trial; all men were subject to the same laws administered by the same law courts; no torture could be used to secure a confession; and no accused person could be convicted of a serious offence except after a trial by jury. Equal justice for all was not seen as the full extent of every subject’s claim to civil liberty. There was also almost universal agreement that all subjects had an inalienable right to their property.
Edmund Burke stressed the dangerous consequences that might ensue if the legislature lost sight of the need to carry public opinion along with it. The liberties of the subject In the eighteenth century many commentators praised the advantages which British subjects enjoyed as free men living under a free constitution. Although a narrow propertied elite clearly dominated government and parliament, those who admired the existing constitution conﬁdently asserted that the British people possessed as much liberty as was consistent with the preservation of social order.
A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain by H. T. Dickinson