"THE prevalance throughout Europe," says the Annual Register in its preface, "of a state of general peace, to which universal exhaustion promises a long and secure continuance, limits the history of the year 1816, with one brilliant exception,1 to a relation of occurrences domestic and political." The historian, obliged, for so many years, to take the great war as a kind of vertebral column to which all home interests and affairs attached, finds himself for the moment at a loss how to arrange his material.
The financial changes consequent on peace.
In parliamentary history, the interest for some months centred in the financial changes, necessary to the transition from a war to a peace footing, but made extremely difficult by reason of the fact that they had to be made at a time when the distress of the agricultural classes was at its worst, and when every branch____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Economic Annals of the Nineteenth Century. Contributors: William Smart - Author. Publisher: MacMillan. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1910. Page number: 461.
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