George III : King and Politicians 1760-70

Other titles
  • GEORGE III
  • George III: King and politicians 1760-1770
Published
  • Manchester : Manchester University Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (273 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-7190-6429-5
  • 0-7190-6428-7
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • 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
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • George III was a high-profile character in British history around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: did he seek to restore royal power or merely exercise his constitutional rights? This chronological survey covers the first ten years of his reign of power politics and policy-making.

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