By Charles K. Rowley, Bin Wu
This booklet deals an analytic historical past of Britannia (first England and Wales after which nice Britain) over 8 hundred years of political turmoil, intermingled with financial stagnation, via the engine of the economic revolution. The ebook attracts on economics, political technology, public selection, philosophy and the legislation to probe intensive into the evolution of Britannia from an impoverished feudal after which post-feudal autocracy right into a constitutional monarchy with restricted suffrage that supplied the fulcrum for commercial and advertisement good fortune, making Britannia, through 1884, the richest state, consistent with capita, on the earth. The booklet demanding situations head-on the Whiggist liberal concept of Macaulay and Trevelyan that the trail from oppression to freedom was once considered one of unimpeded development. between its novel positive aspects, the e-book attracts upon the dictator’s guide, as modeled via Bueno de Mesquita and Alistair Smith to guage the interval of various autocracy, 1066-1688. The booklet attracts upon sleek public selection thought and felony historical past to guage the delicate, corrupt constitutional monarchy that oversaw the preliminary section of post-Glorious Revolution Britannia, 1689-1775. At each one degree, the philosophical conflict among those that sought order and harmony and people who sought person liberty is meticulously defined. The e-book attracts at the contributions of the Scottish Enlightenment (Hume, Ferguson and Smith) and of classical liberal philosophy (John Stuart Mill) to provide an explanation for the ultimate vault of Britannia from a susceptible and corrupt to a powerful and sought after constitutional monarchy grounded at the rule of legislations, over the interval 1776-1884.
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For example, Edward VI relied on Parliament to pass the first (1548) and the second (1552) Uniformity Acts. Queen Mary I relied on Parliament to reinstate links to the Papacy, to reinstate laws against heresy, and to repeal much of the Reformation law. Elizabeth I subsequently relied on Parliament to reestablish royal supremacy and full Protestant worship. With these important exceptions, the post-Reformation Parliaments were similar to their Catholic predecessors. The principal domain of parliament remained taxation.
Warbeck was captured and hanged. The innocent, still imprisoned, Earl of Warwick then was found guilty on a trumped-up charge of conspiracy and was put to death. Thus, the first judicial murder of the Tudor dynasty extinguished the last remaining Plantagenet. Henceforth, Henry VII who would be secure on the throne of England, shrewdly feared much more than he was loved. King Henry VII quickly recognized the true nature of the threat to his leadership, namely the financial poverty of the Crown. His first parliament, in November 1485, passed a sweeping Act of Resumption that restored to the crown all lands alienated since 1455 by confiscation and attainder and many other great estates in addition: He already possessed a valuable nucleus in the inheritance of the Lancastrian kings, whose heir he was.