Chapter explores key themes in the history of nineteenth-century local government through a case study of the experience in Monmouthshire. In particular, it considers the idea of there being a ‘revolution’ in government and suggest that whilst the concept has much use at a descriptive level there are good reasons for thinking that the ‘revolutionary’ aspect of the growth of local governmental powers can be overplayed.
|Title of host publication||The Gwent County History: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780 - 1914 Volume 4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2011|
- local government
- nineteenth century british history
- urban history