A Polite and Commercial People : England 1727-1783, Paperback Book


Drawing on up-to-date research, this volume in The New Oxford History of England is the most authoritative and comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies.

Delving beneath the surface serenity of the age of elegance, Paul Langford reveals a world of simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insubordination, industrial and imperial expansion with plebian poverty, and sentimentality with utilitarian reform.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 840 pages, line drawings, tables
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780192852533


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the New Oxford History of England series   |  View all