Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2002

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719064296

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George III

King and politicians 1760-1770

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The eighteenth-century was long deemed 'the classical age of the constitution' in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution o
  • This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier who argued in 1929 that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher and that Parliament was an administration comprising of factions and opposition
  • George III was a high-profile and well-known character in British history whose policies have often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies, around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: was he seeking to restore royal power, or merely excercising his constitutional rights?
  • The first chronological survey of the first ten years of George III's reign through power politics and policy-making