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The Whig Revival, 1808–1830

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Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 1-9
  3. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 10-34
  4. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 66-90
  5. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 91-110
  6. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 111-136
  7. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 137-175
  8. William Anthony Hay
    Pages 176-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-235

About this book


Between 1808 and 1830, the Whigs made a remarkable transition from opposition to office that highlights important trends in early Nineteenth-Century Britain. The Whig Revival examines how a coalition between provincial interest groups and the parliamentary party established them as a viable governing party by 1830. Where earlier studies have focused on the Whigs experience in government or liberal reform movements, this work examines their years in opposition and how the struggle for power broadened the political nation beyond metropolitan elites.


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About the authors

WILLIAM HAY is Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi State University and a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has published on British history and international relations in journals including Diplomacy & Statecraft, Albion, and Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Whig Revival, 1808–1830
  • Authors W. Hay
  • Series Title Studies in Modern History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-1771-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51360-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-51062-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 235
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    Political Science
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'An incisive analysis of British political culture in the early nineteenth century that throws much light on the transformation from ancient régime to liberal Britain. Skillfully linking political ideas and practices, Hay's work is of major importance for our understanding of the nineteenth century political world in Britain.' - Professor Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

'The Whig Party in the first three decades of the Nineteenth Century is a topic that has long cried out for a serious reappraisal...Now at last Hay has come to their rescue in a fine new history that fully appreciates their importance.' - Richard W. Davis, Emeritus Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis

'Scholarly, lucid and insightful, The Whig Revival offers an important reappraisal of the Whig party's wilderness years. This is political history of the highest level.' - Dr. Amanda Foreman, Queen Mary College, London University, Uk