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George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770


The role of George III has been the subject of frequent and ongoing debates among historians. This book provides detailed information from which readers may well draw conflicting conclusions, according to their prejudices.



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?


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