A Short History of Social Life in England

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A short history of social life in England  (1906) 
by Margaret Bertha Synge

A Short History

of

Social Life in England


BY

M. B. Synge, F.R.Hist.S.

AUTHOR OF "THE STORY OF THE WORLD," "THE WORLD'S CHILDHOOD," "LIFE OF GORDON," "GREAT MEN AND GREAT DEEDS," ETC.


NEW YORK

A. S. BARNES & COMPANY

1930

Copyright, 1906, by
A. S. BARNES & COMPANY

A SHORT HISTORY

OF

SOCIAL LIFE IN ENGLAND

CONTENTS
 
INTRODUCTORY PAGE
xi
 
CHAPTER I
THE SPEECHLESS PAST 1
 
CHAPTER II
A GREAT CIVILISATION: B.C. 55–A.D. 410 15
 
CHAPTER III
FROM THE SHORES OF THE NORTH SEA: 449–597 31
 
CHAPTER IV
OUR GREAT INHERITANCE: 597–1066 47
 
CHAPTER V
"SAXON AND NORMAN AND DANE ARE WE": 1066–1201 61
 
CHAPTER VI
AN AGE OF PROMISE: 1204–1250 75
 
CHAPTER VII
THE DAWN OF LUXURY: 1250–1348 87
 
CHAPTER VIII
DEPOPULATION: 1348–1399 99
 
CHAPTER IX
RISE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS: 1399–1485 109
 
CHAPTER X
CHURCH AND PEOPLE: FIFTEENTH CENTURY 123
 
CHAPTER XI
LIFE UNDER HENRY VIII. 135
 
CHAPTER XII
THE NEW WORSHIP: 1509–1558 149
 
CHAPTER XIII
"MERRIE ENGLAND": 1558-1603 161
 
CHAPTER XIV
"MERRIE ENGLAND" (continued): 1558–1603 175
 
CHAPTER XV
THE PURITANS: 1603–1642 191
 
CHAPTER XVI
ENGLAND A COMMONWEALTH: 1642–1660 207
 
CHAPTER XVII
THE RESTORATION: 1660–1689 219
 
CHAPTER XVIII
AFTER THE REVOLUTION: 1689–1702 235
 
CHAPTER XIX
UNDER "GOOD QUEEN ANNE": 1702–1714 251
 
CHAPTER XX
THE HOUSE OF HANOVER: 1714–1727 267
 
CHAPTER XXI
COUNTRY LIFE: 1727–1742 283
 
CHAPTER XXII
THE NEW PHILANTHROPY: 1742–1785 297
 
CHAPTER XXIII
THE "QUALITY": 1785–1802 309
 
CHAPTER XXIV
DAWN OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1802–1820 323
 
CHAPTER XXV
PROGRESS: 1820–1837 337
 
CHAPTER XXVI
UNDER QUEEN VICTORIA: 1837–1865 353
 
CHAPTER XXVII
AN AGE OF WONDER: 1865–1885 369
 
CHAPTER XXVIII
TO-DAY: 1885–1906 383
APPENDIX 395
INDEX 405


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