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
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
8 The Chatham ministry II. Grafton as caretaker (1767–1768): political
9 The Grafton ministry (1768–1770): the Middlesex Election and the Townshend
10 George III, Lord North and the defeat of ‘faction’ (1770)
11 Conclusion: factions or parties?