Britain after the Glorious Revolution 1689–1714 by Geoffrey S. Holmes

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256; cf. The Laws of Honour (17 14), p. 37. 20. Horn, op. cit. pp. 14-35, 44, 81. 21. See R. E. Scouller, The Armies of Queen Anne (1966), pp. 42-3; Hughes, in Durham Univ. , xliv (1951), 217, 222; J. H. Plumb, The Growth of Political Stability in England 1675-1725 (1967), p. II6. 22. For the most important new committees of all, the Cabinet Council and its offshoot, the Lords of the Committee, see, however, pp. 49-51 below. 23. See G. S. Holmes, 'The Attack on "the Influence of the Crown", 170216', in BIHR xxxix (1966).

G. M. Dicl;son, The Financial Revolution in England 1688-1756 (1967); see also pp. 47-8, 135-6, 142-5 below. 52. J. K. Horsefield, English Monetary Experiments 1650-1750 (I960), p. 245. 53. \V. R. \1Vard, The English Land Tax in the Eigl:tcenth Century (Oxford, I953); E. E. Hoon, op. cit. 54. Deane and Cole, pp. 251, 270. 55. Plumb, op. cit. p. lI5. 56. English Taxation 1640-1799 (I913). 57. See J. Loftis, The Politics of Drama in Augustan England (I963). 58. See pp. 155-75 below, 'Conflict in the Church'.

87 For the United Provinces, indeed, these two wars spelt the loss of their commercial supremacy to Britain. ss Just as comparative evidence has to be borne in mind, so too do factors other than war which adversely affected the English economy in our period. Some of the setbacks the economy met with between 1689 and 1714 would certainly have occurred, and others would very likely have done so, given twenty-five years of unbroken peace. Most of the agrarian troubles, for example, can be ascribed to an exceptioml sequence of climatic e~,tremes from the early 1690S down to at least 1710, produc:ng far to~ many years of alternating scarcity and glut instead of a steady level of production and steady prices.

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