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Author Leonard, Richard Lawrence, 1930-
Title Eighteenth-century British premiers [electronic resource] : Walpole to the younger Pitt / Dick Leonard.
Publication Info Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.



Descript vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents Robert Walpole, first Earl of Orford : "All these men have their price" -- Spencer Compton, first Earl of Wilmington, "George II's favourite nonentity" -- Henry Pelham : pragmatic heir to Walpole -- Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle : mighty panjandrum, feeble premier -- William Cavendish, fourth Duke of Devonshire : "I have no motive but the king's service" -- John Stuart, third Earl of Bute : the king's "dearest friend" -- George Grenville : able premier, undetermined by his own prolixity -- Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham : the conscience of the Whigs -- William Pitt, the Elder, first Earl of Chatham : "I am sure that I can save this country, and that nobody else can" -- Augustus Henry Fitzroy, third Duke of Grafton : well-intentioned dilettante -- Frederick North, styled Lord North : outstanding parliamentarian, pity about the colonies ... -- William Petty, second Earl of Shelburne : too clever by half? -- William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, third Duke of Portland : twice a figurehead premier -- William Pitt, the Younger : peacetime prodigy, less successful in war.
ISBN 9781403939081 (hbk.)
140393908X (hbk.)
9780230284784 (pbk.)
0230284787 (pbk.)
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Author Leonard, Richard Lawrence, 1930-
Subject Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Descript vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents Robert Walpole, first Earl of Orford : "All these men have their price" -- Spencer Compton, first Earl of Wilmington, "George II's favourite nonentity" -- Henry Pelham : pragmatic heir to Walpole -- Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle : mighty panjandrum, feeble premier -- William Cavendish, fourth Duke of Devonshire : "I have no motive but the king's service" -- John Stuart, third Earl of Bute : the king's "dearest friend" -- George Grenville : able premier, undetermined by his own prolixity -- Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham : the conscience of the Whigs -- William Pitt, the Elder, first Earl of Chatham : "I am sure that I can save this country, and that nobody else can" -- Augustus Henry Fitzroy, third Duke of Grafton : well-intentioned dilettante -- Frederick North, styled Lord North : outstanding parliamentarian, pity about the colonies ... -- William Petty, second Earl of Shelburne : too clever by half? -- William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, third Duke of Portland : twice a figurehead premier -- William Pitt, the Younger : peacetime prodigy, less successful in war.
ISBN 9781403939081 (hbk.)
140393908X (hbk.)
9780230284784 (pbk.)
0230284787 (pbk.)
Author Leonard, Richard Lawrence, 1930-
Subject Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.

Subject Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Descript vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents Robert Walpole, first Earl of Orford : "All these men have their price" -- Spencer Compton, first Earl of Wilmington, "George II's favourite nonentity" -- Henry Pelham : pragmatic heir to Walpole -- Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle : mighty panjandrum, feeble premier -- William Cavendish, fourth Duke of Devonshire : "I have no motive but the king's service" -- John Stuart, third Earl of Bute : the king's "dearest friend" -- George Grenville : able premier, undetermined by his own prolixity -- Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham : the conscience of the Whigs -- William Pitt, the Elder, first Earl of Chatham : "I am sure that I can save this country, and that nobody else can" -- Augustus Henry Fitzroy, third Duke of Grafton : well-intentioned dilettante -- Frederick North, styled Lord North : outstanding parliamentarian, pity about the colonies ... -- William Petty, second Earl of Shelburne : too clever by half? -- William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, third Duke of Portland : twice a figurehead premier -- William Pitt, the Younger : peacetime prodigy, less successful in war.
ISBN 9781403939081 (hbk.)
140393908X (hbk.)
9780230284784 (pbk.)
0230284787 (pbk.)

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