OverviewBritish politics in an Age of Reform is a detailed examination of principal themes in the political history of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. It evaluates much recent research, links the politics of the elite with the politics of the people, and seeks to explain significant developments with reference to both their long- and short-term causes. Among the issues addressed are the relative powers of crown, cabinet and parliament between 1760 and 1832; the impact on domestic politics of revolution and war abroad; the growth of radicalism and popular political activity; agitation for reform and the responses of government; the rise of party; the connections between extra-parliamentary pressure and instability at the centre of power. A highly valuable teaching tool, this book will also be an essential resource for all readers interested in British politics between the early part of George III's reign and the passing of the Great Reform Act. It will meet the needs of sixth-formers, university students, academics and enthusiasts alike for an up-to-date, accessible single volume account of crown, government, reform and people in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.