Politics in the Age of Fox, Pitt and Liverpool - British History in Perspective (Paperback)John Derry (author)
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Due weight is given to the element of continuity. The king continued to play a significant role in politics and no ministry could survive without the confidence of the crown and the support of the country gentlemen, and Pitt and Liverpool owed their success to their ability to appeal to these two powerful political forces. The importance of the French Revolution is not underplayed, but war is seen as a greater factor than ideology in bringing about a polarisation of opinion and the dominance of a conservatism which rested squarely upon traditional values. But trasnformation was also part of the story, and this study is fascinating in the manner in which it demonstrates the subtle blend of the old and the new which gave politics their unique flavour. The personalities of George III, Fox, Pitt and Liverpool are brought to life with deft and succinct characterisation in a style which will entertain as well as inform.
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 11 mm
Edition: Revised edition
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