The Rise of the Democracy
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The Rise of the Democracy

By Joseph Clayton
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  • THE RISE OF THE DEMOCRACY
    • JOSEPH CLAYTON
      • WITH EIGHT FULL-PAGE PLATES
      • CASSELL AND COMPANY, LTD. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne 1911
        • KING JOHN GRANTING MAGNA CHARTA
        • From the Fresco in the Royal Exchange, by Ernest Normand.
      • PREFACE
      • CONTENTS
        • INTRODUCTION
        • CHAPTER I
        • the early struggles against the absolutism of the crown
        • CHAPTER II
        • the beginning of parliamentary representation
        • CHAPTER III
        • popular insurrection in england
        • CHAPTER IV
        • the struggle renewed against the crown
        • CHAPTER V
        • constitutional government—aristocracy triumphant
        • CHAPTER VI
        • the rise of the democratic idea
        • CHAPTER VII
        • parliamentary reform and the enfranchisement of the people
        • CHAPTER VIII
        • democracy at work
        • CHAPTER IX
        • the world-wide movement: its strength and weakness
      • LIST OF PLATES
    • THE RISE OF THE DEMOCRACY
      • INTRODUCTION
        • The British Influence
        • Government of the People, by the People, for the People
        • The Foundations of Democracy
        • British Democracy Experimental, not Doctrinaire
        • Education to Democracy
      • CHAPTER I
      • THE EARLY STRUGGLES AGAINST THE ABSOLUTISM OF THE CROWN
        • The Great Churchmen
        • Archbishop Anselm and Norman Autocracy
        • Thomas à Becket and Henry II.
        • Stephen Langton and John
        • The Great Charter
        • MAGNA CHARTA
        • A facsimile of the Original in the British Museum.
      • CHAPTER II
      • THE BEGINNING OF PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION
        • Democracy and Representative Government
        • Representative Theory First Found in Ecclesiastical Assemblies
        • The Misrule of Henry III.
        • Simon of Montfort, Leader of the National Party
        • Edward I.'s Model Parliament, 1295
        • The Nobility Predominant in Parliament
        • The Medieval National Assemblies
        • No Theory of Democracy in the Middle Ages
      • CHAPTER III
      • POPULAR INSURRECTION IN ENGLAND
        • General Results of Popular Risings
        • William FitzOsbert, called Longbeard, 1196
        • The Peasant Revolt and its Leaders, 1381
        • Jack Cade, Captain of Kent, 1450
        • The Norfolk Rising under Robert Ket, 1549
      • CHAPTER IV
      • THE STRUGGLE RENEWED AGAINST THE CROWN
        • Parliament under the Tudors
        • SIR JOHN ELIOT
        • Victory of Parliament over the Stuarts
        • The Democratic Protest—Lilburne
        • Winstanley and "The Diggers"
        • JOHN HAMPDEN
        • The Restoration
      • CHAPTER V
      • CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT—ARISTOCRACY TRIUMPHANT
        • Government by Aristocracy
        • Civil and Religious Liberty
        • Growth of Cabinet Rule
        • Walpole's Rule
        • The Change in the House of Lords
        • "Wilkes and Liberty"
      • CHAPTER VI
      • THE RISE OF THE DEMOCRATIC IDEA
        • The Witness of the Middle Ages
        • The "Social Contract" Theory
        • Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
        • John Locke (1632-1704)
        • Rousseau and the French Revolution
        • American Independence
        • Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
        • Major Cartwright and the "Radical Reformers"
        • THE GORDON RIOTS
        • Thomas Spence (1750-1814)
        • Practical Politics and Democratic Ideals
      • CHAPTER VII
      • PARLIAMENTARY REFORM AND THE ENFRANCHISEMENT OF THE PEOPLE
        • The Industrial Revolution
        • The Need for Parliamentary Reform
        • Manufacturing Centres Unrepresented in Parliament
        • The Passage of the Great Reform Bill
        • The Working Class Still Unrepresented
        • Chartism
        • The Hyde Park Railings (1866)
        • Household Suffrage
        • Working-Class Representation in Parliament
        • Removal of Religious Disabilities—Catholics, Jews, and Freethinkers
        • The Enfranchisement of Women
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • DEMOCRACY AT WORK
        • Local Government
        • THE RIGHT HON. JOHN BURNS, M.P.
        • The Workman in the House of Commons
        • Working-class Leaders in Parliament
        • THE RIGHT HON. D. LLOYD GEORGE, M.P.
        • The Present Position of the House of Lords
        • THE PASSING OF THE PARLIAMENT BILL IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS
        • The Popularity of the Crown
        • The Democratic Ideals: Socialism and Social Reform
        • Land Reform and the Single Tax
      • CHAPTER IX
      • THE WORLD-WIDE MOVEMENT: ITS STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS
        • East and West
        • Tyranny under Democratic Forms
        • The Obvious Dangers
        • Party Government
        • Bureaucracy
        • Working-Class Ascendancy
        • On Behalf of Democracy
      • Notes.
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