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The elder Pitt

Author: Marie Peters
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Series: Profiles in power (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-78), was the leading figure in mid-eighteenth-century British politics. He captured the imagination of contemporaries and posterity alike by the spectacular victories over which he presided in the Seven Years War - the series of conflicts (1756-63) that brought Britain to unprecedented imperial power. His career links the political world of the early Hanoverians, dominated by Sir
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Peters, Marie, 1935-
Elder Pitt.
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)605512488
Named Person: William Pitt, Earl of Chatham; William Pitt, Earl of Chatham; William (der Ältere) Pitt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Peters
ISBN: 0582259584 9780582259584 0582259576 9780582259577
OCLC Number: 38200127
Description: xiii : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction. 1. The Young Demosthenes 1735-1746. 2. Dormant Volcano? Pitt and the Pelhams 1746-57. 3. War Minister and Great Commoner 1757-1761. 4. Pitt Wilkes and Empire 1761-1766. 5. The Earl of Chatham, Empire and Wilkes 1766-1771. 6. Chatham Agonistes 1772-1778. Conclusion. Further Reading. Chronology. List of Persons.
Series Title: Profiles in power (London, England)
Responsibility: Marie Peters.

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This is study of William Pitt the elder, the English statesman known as the "Great Commoner" in the context of his historical role. Pitt was a chief figure in the coalition government of 1757-1761  Read more...

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