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The Georgian Political Firmament - The Sense of the People: Politics, Culture and Imperialism in England, 1715–1785. By Kathleen Wilson. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Pp. xiv + 460. $69.95. - John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty. By Peter D. G. Thomas. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996. Pp. vi + 280. $47.00. - British “Non-élite” MPs, 1715–1820. By Ian R. Christie. Oxford: Clarendon, 1995. Pp. 222. $49.95. - The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets in Old Regime France and England. By Hilton L. Root. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. Pp. xv + 280. $45.00. - The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society, 1793–1815. By Gillian Russell. Oxford: Clarendon, 1995. Pp. 211. $49.95.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 January 2014

Philip Harling*
University of Kentucky


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