Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Author(s): 
Mandler, Peter
ISBN: 
019927133X
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Victorian Britain is often considered as the high point of 'laissez-faire', the place and the time when people were most 'free' to make their own lives without the aid or interference of the State. This book, by leading historians of nineteenth-century state and society, asks to what extent that was true and, to the extent that it was, how it worked.