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Dominion

(2018)
(The fifth book in the History of England series)
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Dominion, the fifth volume in Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

Spanning the end of the Regency, Ackroyd takes listeners from the accession of the profligate George IV, whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, whose face was set against reform, to the "Sailor King" William IV, whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery.

But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, at only 18 years old, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress - from steam railways to the first telegram - swept the nation, and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851.

The emergence of the middle-classes changed the shape of society, and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England and spread secular ideas among the population. Though intense industrialization brought booming times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long work hours, and dire poverty. Yet by the end of Victoria's reign, the British Empire dominated much of the globe, and Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.



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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-250-00365-2 / 978-1-250-00365-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Title: Dominion: A History of England Volume V (The History of England)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dominion: A History of England Volume V (The History of England)
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Title: Dominion: A History of England Volume V (The History of England)
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ISBN: 1-5098-8002-X / 978-1-5098-8002-7 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-5047-9953-4 / 978-1-5047-9953-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
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ISBN: 1-5047-9954-2 / 978-1-5047-9954-6 (USA edition)
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Title: Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
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Title: Dominion: The History of England Series, Book 5
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
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Title: Dominion: The History of England Series, Book 5
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
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Title: Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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September 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Dominion: The History of England Volume 5
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Macmillan
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Title: Dominion: A History of England Volume V (The History of England Book 5)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Picador
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