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1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo Stephen Bates

1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo

Stephen Bates

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ISBN : 9781781858219
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352 pages
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1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleons European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellingtons troops fighting for? And what kind of society did theyMore1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleons European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellingtons troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to?Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds of Empire were expanding- while at home the population endured the chill of economic recession. As Jane Austen busied herself with the writing of Emma, John Nash designed Regent Street, Humphrey Davy patented his safety lamp for miners and Lords cricket ground held its first match in St Johns Wood, and a nervous government infiltrated dissident political movements and resorted to repressive legislation to curb free speech.The Year In series gets to the heart of social and cultural life in the UK at key points in its history.