This second volume of John Rule's major two-volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth-century society, incorporating the exciting new research findings of recent years. It deals in turn with the upper class, `middling sort' and lower orders; with popular education, religion and culture; with standards of living in town and country; and with crime, punishment and protest. The book, which is as rich and varied as the age it explores, ends with an assessment of continuity and change across the century.

chapter 1|30 pages

The Background

chapter 2|24 pages

The Upper Class

chapter 3|30 pages

Middling People

chapter 4|20 pages

Middle-class Values

chapter 5|35 pages

The Lower Orders

chapter 6|26 pages

Popular Education, Religion and Culture

chapter 7|30 pages

The Standard of Living

chapter 8|30 pages

Social and Industrial Protest

chapter 9|24 pages

Crime and Punishment

chapter 10|5 pages

Change and Continuity