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George III : king and politicians, 1760-1770

Author: Peter David Garner Thomas
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
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George III was a high-profile and well-known character in British history whose policies have often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies, around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: was he seeking to restore royal power or merely exercising his constitutional rights?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Thomas, Peter David Garner.
George III.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2002029397
(OCoLC)50191954
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter David Garner Thomas
ISBN: 1417590572 9781417590575 9781847790569 1847790569 1280719575 9781280719578
OCLC Number: 59169340
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
Contents: The parameters of politics --
The political scenario in 1760 --
Pitt and Newcastle (1760-1762): war and peace --
The Bute ministry (1762-1763): peace and cider --
The Grenville ministry (1763-1765): Wilkes and America --
The first Rockingham ministry (1765-1766): the Stamp Act Crisis --
The Chatham ministry I. The year of Charles Townshend (1766-1767): India and America --
The Chatham ministry II. Grafton as caretaker (1767-1768): political re-alignments --
The Grafton ministry (1768-1770): the Middlesex Election and the Townshend Duties Crisis. 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.
Responsibility: Peter D.G. Thomas.
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