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George III : king and politicians, 1760-1770

Author: Peter David Garner Thomas
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George III was a high-profile character in British history around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: did he seek to restore royal power or merely exercise his constitutional rights? This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Georg (England, König, III.)
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, roi de Grande-Bretagne; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter David Garner Thomas
ISBN: 0719064287 9780719064289 0719064295 9780719064296
OCLC Number: 50191954
Description: ix, 262 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The parameters of politics --
2. The political scenario in 1760 --
3. Pitt and Newcastle (1760-1762): war and peace --
4. The Bute ministry (1762-1763): peace and cider --
5. The Grenville ministry (1763-1765): Wilkes and America --
6. The first Rockingham ministry (1765-1766): the Stamp Act Crisis --
7. The Chatham ministry I. The year of Charles Townshend (1766-1767): India and America --
8. The Chatham ministry II. Grafton as caretaker (1767-1768): political re-alignments --
9. The Grafton ministry (1768-1770): the Middlesex Election and the Townshend Duties Crisis --
10. George III, Lord North and the defeat of 'faction' (1770) --
11. Conclusion: factions or parties?
Responsibility: Peter D.G. Thomas.
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"As a clear, well-written narrative of the high politics of the first decade of George III's reign this book will make a useful contribution to the understanding of the period." --Stephen Conway, Read more...

 
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