Download A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) in PDF Full Online Free by Spencer Walpole and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2017-11-23 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from A History of England From the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, Vol. 1 Soon after the accession of George IV. To the throne a new period of English history commenced. Mackin tosh, following up the labours of Romilly, reformed the Criminal Code; Huskisson, adopting the doctrines of Adam Smith, reformed the commercial system; Canning, rejecting the principles of Castlereagh, reformed the policy of the Foreign Office; a Tory Government, abandoning the traditions of its party, emancipated the Roman Catholics and the Dissenters; and a Whig Ministry, at length succeeding to power, reformed the constitution of the House of Commons. These five great revolutions in law, in commerce, in foreign policy, in religion, and in internal politics were the memorable achievements of twelve years of progress. An attempt has been made to relate the history of these twelve years in the second volume of this work. It is proposed, in future volumes, to deal with the labours and doings of a Reformed Parliament. It may possibly be objected to the plan of this work that the events of which it treats are too recent to be dealt with judicially. The same objection could, how ever, have been raised to some of the greatest histories which the world has yet seen. The Author relies for replying to it on the avowed intention of one great authority. Macaulay, when he commenced his immortal history, contemplated as a final halting-place the Reform Bill of 1832. If it were legitimate in 1848 to contem plate writing the history of 1832, it must be legitimate in 1878 to contemplate writing the history of 1862. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.