The years 1650-1850 observed the construction of the uk and its emergence as a global strength. based on a lot fresh literature--especially Linda Colley's Britons--Protestantism used to be primary to this procedure, giving the British a feeling of forte, team spirit and imperial future. This number of essays examines and demanding situations this non secular contribution to "Britishness" and indicates radical new how one can comprehend the "British challenge" and British and Irish improvement in the course of the "long eighteenth century."

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