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The Foundations of Modern WalesWales 1642-1780$
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Geraint H. Jenkins

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780192852786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.001.0001

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Political Conflict and Change

Political Conflict and Change

(p.300) Chapter 8 Political Conflict and Change
The Foundations of Modern Wales

Glanmor Williams

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the political incorporation of England and Wales which granted the Welsh full privileges of English citizenship and untold economic blessings. It also discusses the changes and conflicts in politics during the period 1727 to 1740s. First, in spite of the largely personal political rivalries, the Whig interest gained ground in Wales. The second major change was the final collapse of Jacobitism. Although the proscription of the Tories after 1714 robbed them from dispensing local patronage, they remained a highly disciplined and durable force in Welsh politics. A third significant change was the growing and bitter resentment felt by independent country gentlemen and freeholders roused by the arbitrary power gained and exercised by absentee landed Titans. Finally, it further discusses the political reform brought about by the American Revolution.

Keywords:   political incorporation, England, Wales, English citizenship, politics, Whig, Jacobitism, Tories, Titans, American revolution

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