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Leonard, Dick

Eighteenth-Century British Premiers

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Table of contents

1. Introduction — The Road to the Prime Ministership
Dick Leonard

2. Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford — ‘All These Men Have Their Price’
Dick Leonard

3. Spencer Compton, First Earl of Wilmington — ‘George II’s Favourite Nonentity’
Dick Leonard

4. Henry Pelham — Pragmatic Heir to Walpole
Dick Leonard

5. Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle — Mighty Panjandrum, Feeble Premier
Dick Leonard

6. William Cavendish, Fourth Duke of Devonshire — ‘I Have No Motive but the King’s Service’
Dick Leonard

7. John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute — the King’s ‘Dearest Friend’
Dick Leonard

8. George Grenville — Able Premier, Undermined by His Own Prolixity
Dick Leonard

9. Charles Watson-Wentworth, Second Marquess of Rockingham — the Conscience of the Whigs
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10. William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham — ‘I am Sure That I Can Save This Country, and That Nobody Else Can’
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11. Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Third Duke of Grafton — Well-Intentioned Dilettante
Dick Leonard

12. Frederick North, Styled Lord North — Outstanding Parliamentarian, Pity about the Colonies. …
Dick Leonard

13. William Petty, Second Earl of Shelburne — Too Clever by Half
Dick Leonard

14. William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Third Duke of Portland —Twice a Figurehead Premier
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15. William Pitt, the Younger — Peacetime Prodigy, Less Successful in War
Dick Leonard

16. Epilogue
Dick Leonard

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Political History, History of Britain and Ireland, History, general, Modern History, Political Science, Social History

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
263 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230304635
Printed ISBN
978-0-230-28478-4

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