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George III : King and Politicians 1760-70.

Author: Peter D G Thomas
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2002.
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The 18th-century was long deemed ""the classical age of the constitution"" in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9. This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier who argued in 1929 that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher and that Parliament was an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Peter D.G.
George III : King and Politicians 1760-70.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2002
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D G Thomas
ISBN: 9781847790569 1847790569 0719064295 9780719064296 0719064287 9780719064289
OCLC Number: 935227818
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Preface; 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?; Bibliography; Index.

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One of the controversial figures in modern British history, George III has often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies in an attempt to restore royal power. This work demonstrates  Read more...

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