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Baker, James (2016) Review. Review of: The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 (Studies in Modern History). ISBN 9780230349315. by Baer, Marc. Cultural and Social History, 13 (1). pp. 117-118. ISSN 1478-0038. E-ISSN 1478-0046. (doi:10.1080/14780038.2016.1133522) (KAR id:31972)

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In the eleven pages which constitute his 'Commencement', Marc Baer reveals the ambitious task facing any biographer of Westminster. In order to understand why what was to late-Georgians 'Radical Westminster' became by the 1880s a bellwether of conservatism, why the 'glue which held together the culture of elections' (p. 10) changed so strikingly, a biographer of Westminster needs not only a command of chronological scope – 1780-1890 in this case – but also thematic breadth. Language, ritual, association, place, personality, violence, democracy, gender, class, and the visual are all encountered, and – Baer suggests – need to be encountered in order to give any such biography sufficient gravitas.

Item Type: Review
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14780038.2016.1133522
Uncontrolled keywords: Westminster - Baer - London - Georgian - Victorian
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Baker
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 10:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:43 UTC
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