Published in 1898, this volume traces the social, economic, and political concerns that led to the rise of Democracy in Great Britain. The author relates the origin and course of the Chartist movement, the Reform Acts of the latter 1800s, as well as the issues of labor legislation and foreign policy at the time of the book’s writing. A concise and thoughtful volume, The Rise of Democracy will be useful to all students of English history.
About the Author
John Holland Rose (1855–1942) was an English historian and academic. Considered a leading authority of British history of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, he wrote The Life of Napoleon, his most famous work, as well as The Development of the European Nations.