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King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1951-2 Richard Pares

King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1951-2

Richard Pares

Published June 2nd 1988
ISBN : 9780198212409
Hardcover
224 pages
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This general description of British politics in the reign of George III deals with the reasons why people went into politics, the functions of party and patronage, and the balance of power between King, Lords and Commons. George III is its centralMoreThis general description of British politics in the reign of George III deals with the reasons why people went into politics, the functions of party and patronage, and the balance of power between King, Lords and Commons. George III is its central figure, and the author discusses the Kings conception of his mission, and his struggles with that hydra faction. The appointment and dismissal of Ministers and the Kings relations with the Cabinet are discussed in detail. The book ends with some suggestions about the termination of the conflict and the development of a new order of things.The reign of George III is given a fresh interpretation from start to finish for the first time...Indeed this is the only book in existence of which one can say here is a reliable account of how England was governed between 1760 and 1832. Besides, the book is full of wit and gaiety, enlivened with anecdote and a delight to read...an incomparable service to modern history.A. J. P. Taylor, New StatesmanThis book is a landmark in the study of British History during he second half of the eighteenth century.Sir Lewis Namier, Sunday TimesThis comprehensive account, stimulating and suggestive at all points, shows a deep understanding of how things happened, and of the motives of those engaged in the eighteenth-century political system.Times Literary Supplement