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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
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographies
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George III.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2002029397
Named Person: 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: 9781847790569 1847790569 0719064287 9780719064289 0719064295 9780719064296
OCLC Number: 896945294
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 262 p.)
Contents: Preface1. The Parameters of Politics2. The Political Scenario in 17603. Pitt and Newcastle (1760-1762): War and Peace4. The Bute Ministry (1762-1763): Peace and Cider5. The Grenville Ministry (1763-1765): Wilkes and America6. The First Rockingham Ministry (1765-1766): The Stamp Act Crisis7. The Chatham Ministry. I. The Year of Charles Townshend (1766-1767): India and America8. The Chatham Ministry. II. Grafton as Caretaker (1767-1768): Political re-alignments9. The Grafton Ministry (1768-1770) The Middlesex Election and the Townshend Duties Crisis10. George III, Lord North, and the defeat of 'faction' (1770)11. Conclusion: Factions of Parties?BibliographyIndex -- .
Responsibility: Peter D.G. Thomas

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