By H. T. Dickinson
This authoritative significant other introduces readers to the advancements that bring about Britain changing into a very good international strength, the top eu imperial kingdom, and, even as, the main economically and socially complex, politically liberal and religiously tolerant kingdom in Europe.
- Covers political, social, cultural, financial and non secular background. Written by means of a global crew of specialists.
- Examines Britain's place from the point of view of alternative eu nations.
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On the other hand, there were also many radical commentators who criticized the actual working of the constitution and they often did so on the grounds that it was failing to safeguard the liberties of the people. There was a profound and prolonged debate between those who were conﬁdent that the British people did in reality possess considerable liberty and those who believed that they were being denied their liberty by a corrupt and reactionary governing elite. These differences rested, in part, upon conﬂicting assessments of what government and parliament were in fact doing to and for the subject, and, in part, on different perceptions of those legitimate rights and liberties which the people as a whole ought to possess.
The prime minister, however, did not have as much authority as modern holders of this title. He did not appoint the rest of the cabinet – the monarch did. Although he might labour hard to bring in his friends and to exclude his rivals, this could be done only by gaining the ear of the monarch, usually through informal meetings in the royal closet. There was no doctrine of cabinet solidarity. Ministers might quite often disagree with one another and compete for the monarch’s support for their particular point of view.