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By Iain McCalman, Jon Mee, Gillian Russell, Clara Tuite, Kate Fullagar, Patsy Hardy

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For the 1st time, this cutting edge reference e-book surveys the Romantic Age via all points of British tradition, instead of in literary or inventive phrases by myself. This multi-disciplinary process treats Romanticism either in aesthetic terms--its that means for portray, tune, layout, structure, and literature--and as a ancient epoch of "revolutionary" variations which ushered in glossy democratic and industrialized society.

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The vehicles for the dissemination of politically reformist literature were the metropolitan and provincial *corresponding societies which sprang into life in the first two or three years of the decade. The London-based *Society for Constitutional Information (originally founded in 1780, but in abeyance by the end of the decade) recommenced activities in 1790 in company with the *London Revolution Society and the Manchester Constitutional Society. But the real spate of activity occurred later: from the end of 1791 and the beginning of 1792 societies were formed in Liverpool, Stockport, Warrington, Leeds, Wakefield, Halifax, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Chester, Derby, Belper, Birmingham, 1 · Revolution 21 Walsall, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

Broadly, the picture is one of a decreasing number of radicals, more and more tightly constrained in their activities by the law, their sense of persecution compounded by frequent betrayals by government spies, being driven either into silence or into more covert forms of activity. Even those whose political principles did not become more extreme found that they were pressed into more extreme methods to achieve their ends. And, although the egalitarianism which their opponents foisted upon them was never a central plank for most radicals, it did become an important plank of the Spenceans.

Popular politics and agitation had become a central feature of British politics; but it was not until the 1840s and the rise of Chartism that it began to build the organizational structures it required to support its demands, and it was not until considerably later that its social agenda became a viable political platform. Bayley, C. , 1992; Dickinson, H. , Radical Underworld: Prophets, Revolutionaries and Pornographers in London, 1795‒1840, Cambridge, 1988; Philp, M. ), The French Revolution and British Popular Politics, Cambridge, 1991; Thompson, E.

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